Tuesday, March 12, 2013
I have been struggling so long with my weight. When I try, I jump in and go all out at once on every single aspect. Thats awesome except that not too long from when i begin, I burn out. Therefore...
I am trying a new strategy for myself. Who knows if it will work or not but what the heck, at least I'm still trying.
I always begin with drastically changing my eating. Then sometime in the future (which never really comes around) I add in exercise. Lord how I hate exercising. Its just the honest truth.
Well I decided to do it differently this time around. I started 3 days ago getting in some kind of exercise every day. Walking so far. Tonight line dancing. Ok yeah I seriously hate dancing of any kind.... but its free exercise as my best and wise friend I've known my entire life keeps telling me. So I go! Tomorrow I have a church thing in the evening so.... since its lovely spring, I have staked out a space to start my veggie garden and it needs to be dug by hand with my shovel. I don't know if it counts as exercise or not but thats what i'll be doing for a couple of hours per day actually until its all dug and planted. I will walk on the days my walking partner is available, and work on my garden and yards on the days she isn't.
In the meantime, I am gathering up recipes, converting them into Points Plus since I'm doing WW to track my food intake. Maybe I just needed to shake up the way I have been doing things. Its strange but for someone who has hated exercise, I sure have been enjoying getting some this past week! Maybe I'm changing! My body has been sore in all the right ways, letting me know its happy with getting out there and moving around. My daughter has been coming along with us and it feels good to be encouraging her to keep moving instead of sitting in front of the tv or computer all day!
It does seem weird to me to be changing my eating after adding in the exercise but that is exactly what i'm going to be doing. I don't want to start until I'm fully ready, with my book of Gina Approved Recipes all ready to go! Every time so far I have jumped in without being fully prepared. I would wake up and eat oatmeal, an apple.... never deviate. all meals pretty much the same. I need variety. I am a food person thats never going to change. So it makes sense to me that I will have to spend a lot of time revamping recipes that I love. But it will be a joy to me since I love baking and cooking so much!
My little Tiny Speck I was worried about dying out overnight has decided to spread a bit, but in a different way.
I'm a veggie lover, getting a garden ready is making me really excited! I think i'll go and get busy out there right now!