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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Well, there you have it... off the wagon already. But, back on. Funny thing.. pms did not derail me this time.. I was WAY motivated.. but then with TOM and sliding motivation with the holiday I FELL. Well, now I have a choice to make. I can stay down here.. or I can get back up, dust off, and get going again.

One thing I have NOT done well is exercise.

With snow and ice all around and expected to stay for quite a while (and with a LOT of metal hardware in my foot) walking outside is not an option. That however is my FAVORITE form of exercise when I am not overly motivated so I have been thinking. I need to move. I need something I will DO. So what???

First I thought, the treadmill... its walking. But I don't LIKE the treadmill.. even when watching tv. Then I thought dvds.. but reviewing them.. nope I don't want those either.

After much debating with myself here is my decision.

First- when possible I WILL walk outside for the 1.5 mile loop.

Second if that is not possible I will choose one of the following:
- walk on treadmill during a show. I do not need to walk fast.. I do need to do a minimum of one mile for it to meet my requirement.
- play a wii active game for 20 min.. can be wii fitness, walk it out, a dance game, etc (if with kids even BETTER)
- shovel snow.. but must be 20 min to count as my fitness
- do spark videos totaling a minimum of 20 min.
- dance for 20 min or more.. will be more if I can get hubby to go out with me.

These are my 20 min days.. and I will do them at LEAST 3 days per week.

Other days I must do at least 10 min.... from the following
- half mile on the treadmill (hopefully I will go beyond this, but this will work)
- 10 min video segment
- 10 min strength training
- 10 min dancing

I want it to become a habit of exercising.

Further I pledge that when watching BL when it comes on I will walk on the treadmill for the first 30 min of the show and do strength training periodically throughout.

Additionally I will MENU PLAN, not day by day but week by week. AND I will prep veggies and meats when I get home from shopping, to remove the excuse of too hard or time consuming in the evenings.

This week (remaining) Dinners:

chicken and veggie kabobs, tomato and cucumber salad
taco salad
turkey chili on baked potato
mexican soup and salad
chicken and veggie stir fry

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    Have you ever heard of lesie sansone's walk it out videos? They are WONDERFUL and a good way to get any amount of exercise in during the day, even when the outside is treacherous...

    The nice thing about them is that you can walk just a mile, or go for five, depending on your time limit. You can also do them in a closet (not much space), but having a little space is better).

    Leslie is also NOT super annoying. She's a little annoying, but I think that's a requirement of being an exercise trainer-- either you're annoying, belligerent, or a little of both.

    You can get her dvds online for pretty cheap (around 5 bucks, definitely under 10).. just another option.... for me, it was super helpful (when I was on track) as I could get a workout in the am before work without getting out of my pjs.....
    1895 days ago
    I'm with you on the wagon thing. I did great right up til that New Year's weekend, but am back with my water and the need to exercise again! You've given yourself lots of options, so exercise shouldn't be boring! :) I'm going to get back to my WATP dvds. They worked so well for me before!

    You've gotten past the "no one plans to fail; they fail to plan" stage. Now GO Get it DONE! emoticon
    1900 days ago
    You can do this!!!
    1901 days ago
    Are you able to get to a pool? Swimming is good in winter and for your foot :-)
    1901 days ago
    Those dinners sound delicious! Good luck with your exercise goals!
    1901 days ago
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