Another Snowy Sunday here in Northern Nevada.... this makes me and hubby go 'a little something something' as we are in the dead bleakness of wintertime here. January is seriously the worst month here. It's freezing. It's just not that fun to be outdoors. Yesterday, when there was a break in the freezyness, we went on a small bike ride, but it wasn't anything major, and I doubt I even broke a sweat.
I've determined on thing that is just simple FACT:
Dear Summertime -
Please come back to us. We live in a desert that has sunshine 300 something days a year, but for those 65ish days, it is pure torture.... Please return quickly.
Okay, now that my little message to summertime has been send across the World Wide Web, I can now focus more on getting on track, using this blog as I see fit (which I usually do), and just keeping my mindset positive. Since New Years, I have lost about 3 pounds and been at somewhat of a standstill for about two weeks. And I think I know where the problem lies......
1. I've been dialing in my diet very well, so I don't think it's that - substituting carbs for veggies and eating them until I want to burst, or convince myself my poop is going to just be broccoli because I've eaten so much.... I don't think it's my diet.
2. Exercise - I think that this is the problem - lack of consistency. I woke up early two days last week and did some treadmill time, then took two days off, yesterday we did our bike ride, and I tried the first 30 minutes of Jillian's No More Trouble Zones, and today, we are going to try for a small hike.... the lack of consistency is where i think that there are problems with my weight loss
3. Stress - I think.... well my theory is that .... stressing about loosing weight only makes you keep on weight. Granted, I am only eating about 1300-1400 calories a day, and I don't believe i need to dial that back and further, and I'm exercising pretty irregularly - I think stress is also where the big problem lies. When you stress, your body releases cortisol and thinks that you are going into survival mode.... survivial mode means your body wants to keep the weight on so you survive through whatever stress is going on around you. This is no bueno.
I need to find a better way to manage stress, find consistency in fitness, and get those endorphins flowing.
Lastly - I think that we all loose the fun in workouts. Workouts get stale. IT happens. Even I love the lackluster monotype workout of a treadmill. It's easy. Granted, you have to push yourself, and get a little BEAST MODE on the thing... it's more simple to me then Zumba when you're trying to get moves down and focus on routines.....
No matter what your workout - be sure to have fun with it... find your motivation... and smile... and laugh knowing that you are making today better then yesterday.....
So, if you have sortof plateau'd like me, stuck at 160 as you've been for months and months without trying, and now you are trying and you're still at 160, we gotta keep out heads up, keep pushing and get a little crazy.
Sunday Funday! Life is short - let's make it fun!