Thursday, June 28, 2012
I've been trying to find a balance between working out, eating right and still trying to live my life. I think for awhile I got so obsessed with exercise, almost an hour or hour and 1/2 a day. I felt like the only thing I was doing was exercising. some months I was getting 1700-1800 or more fitness minutes. and then summer hits and cookouts, amusement parks, vacation etc. I lost my motivation. I was staying the same weight, but then I got lazy and didn't exercise as much and wasn't as active. I gained 5lbs. I'm not that upset about it. In all honesty, I am still trying to find that balance. I am exercising more. I am doing strength training again; started last week for the first time in over a month. it felt great. I went from 4-5 times a week 40 minutes and now I'm doing 2-3 times a week 20-30 minutes at a much easier level. I'm doing zumba because it has been so hot out to walk. Our apt complex has started playing sand volleyball. Monday night, I just watched. Tuesday night I played and we ended up playing 4 games. And last night we played 5 games. I actuallly got more invovled and getting down and dirty in the sand. I am feeling the soreness and it feels great. I think that if we keep playing 3-4 times a week or so, that will help me get my exercise in, but also feel like i"m living my life. I am still trying to balance and if I don't lose a bunch of weight this summer, that is okay, I know that I was still active and enjoying my kids and my life. We are scheduled to go back to the amusement park july 4th so we will be walking around all day.
I am not worried about the 5lbs, I know it will come back off.