Wednesday, September 12, 2012
I come to this realization every now and again: The Think Method (see the Music Man) doesnt really work for weight loss and fitness. You have to actually DO it. huh, go figure.
I gotta do this alone now, since my walking buddy moved on to another buddy. Done being mad, or hurt, or feeling rejected about that, gotta move on myself.
My sister and my neice have dug in their heels about being goal buddies with me - they are not motivated by challenges, and I guess, would rather get old fat and die than help themselves and me.
So, I gotta dig deep to find my own motivation. IT IS UP TO ME.
SparkPeople I need you. I have signed on to two challeges, both are basically the same, a pound a week. So, I am here to tell you, I am going to lose a pound a week.
How to do that?
Well, start logging your food again. That's first. Lots of veggies and watch the calories.
Then, aim for 20 minutes of activity a day. See how that works, and up it as necessary.
Walk, now that the weather has moderated a little bit (I only hope my old walking buddy thought the whole summer was too hot to get out and walk. Petty of me? You bet). Got a park right near me that has measured trails. What a resource! Go use the damn thing!
Yoga DVD. I used to do the whole hour routine BEFORE going out to walk 4 to 5 miles, what is wrong with me? I love the way the routine losens me up, why havent I been doing it?
Physical Therapy exercises. I am supposed to be doing these daily for the rest of my life anyway, for my lower back. I know it works, but lately, it just seems too hard to do.
Exercise Ball. I even have the dvd that came with the darn thing! And Coach Nicole has some great videos!
Weights. I have them. I have the dvd, I have Coach Nicole.
I've got my pick of things ro fill my 20 minutes daily.
I am going to have to give up my Y membership because I can no longer afford it. I havent been using it anyway, because, well, I have just not gone. I was doing a water jog class fairly regularly, but my suit has worn out and I cant afford a new one. I used to just go and use the machines, then I stopped. I dont know why. My membership is good for an other couple days, maybe I will inaugarate my new regime with a trip or two, today and Friday.
I will make an exercise plan that I can stick with, even if it is just walking around the block.
One Pound a Week. Shouldnt be so hard to do. And with a couple places to report it, as I know has worked in the past, maybe this time it'll work too.