Feeling a sense of progress
Friday, February 22, 2013
When you are on a health and fitness program as we all are, and you are also a food lover, as most of us are, and you tend towards sedentary behavior, as I do, you can get kind of dispirited about your progress. I joined the 13-13-13 challenge, but I couldn't seem to keep my cravings at bay and due to a bout of hopelessness about life in general (like getting a job), I found myself sleeping as much as I could and sitting in my easy chair with no excuse whatsoever to skip working out or avoid drinking water. Well, like some other posters describe it, I have put my "big-girl panties" back on.
I decided that since I didn't want to eat like a vegetarian paleo person, I needed to take working out and water drinking more seriously. I set a goal to work that Wii Fit Plus daily until it said I had burned 200 calories. Who knows if I really burned that much, but it takes more than 30 minutes to get there and to do it quickly, it takes more of the active activities. So this week it's been long bike rides, more rounds of strength and yoga stuff, hula hooping, chasing cats, and step step step aerobics. I don't call it quits until I hit 200+ calories. I thought I was bored with Wii Fit, but I am so grateful I have it to make getting active a game and trackable.
I am also chugging that water. I tend to take in 9 cups versus the 6 I need to keep my streak going and the 8 that Spark recommends. I don't think about whether I like it or not, I just CHUG it! I try to get the first 3 cups done early, the 2nd before the family descends, and the final 3 in the early evening so I can go to the restroom a few times before bed. I'm DOING IT!
And the scales are cooperating with me. I had allowed them to creep up for a week. But for the past three days, they are descending again. I have to keep my mind on the fact that I want to weigh less than 200 pounds. It will take effort to make that happen.