Saturday, August 18, 2012
Each day this week I exercised before work. I alternated 1.5 miles biking one day, walking another. Not a sterling exercise program, but one I know I can do consistently. My ankles and arches start to really hurt when I embark on any new exercise regime, but doing this little bit and taking the pressure off my feet on biking days really makes it doable. I have new shoes coming! The brand new support on the new pair will help.
I have kept an eye on my weight this week. At one point it appeared that I lost a half a pound. I think I gained it back with the past two days of sweets. I gave myself permission to have just one mini box of milk duds, my blood sugar spiked, and I have been feeding that sugar high ever since.
Not today though! I am going to continue with the good habits I was practicing all week.
On the down side, I feel like losing the weight is a HUGE undertaking, that I will never be able to do it. My recent experience shows me losing and then gaining it back plus 10 more. I am trying not to get discouraged and give up.
On the UP SIDE you would not BELIEVE the purpose, energy, positive mood, and clarity of thought I had all week after exercising every morning! I think I have finally found the right balance of activity. In the past I over did and felt only the negative effects of overdoing. Plus I slept better. If I can come to the same balance with my eating, I think I could sustain a healthy lifestyle on into the future, without giving up because I feel exhausted or hungry.
Perhaps there is hope?