Monday, April 15, 2013
I'm so focused on gaining 30 pounds in a year that I forgot about all the other things I have learnt in the last year. The level 10 brings me back down to earth.
I subscribe to NEWO (No excuses workout out newsletter) and it really has kept me exercising for the last two years and I love it. I don't see it as a chore. I couldn't afford the gym so I got some DVDs together and I did intense exercising on some days. I have a couple of weights, a resistance band, a yoga mattress and I'm set. I keep them visible all our friends know I exercise so they are in the corner of my living room and each morning I get up wash my face, brush my teeth get my gym clothes and shoes and I'm good to go. I first empty the dishwasher and make sure my boys are up and eating breakfast (they are teens) and then I start my exercises. I do a 35-50 min session every morning. If I skip a day it doesn't turn into a week of skipping. I just say oh well my body needs to recover.
I recently found BeFIt a free 90 day program on YouTube it gives you 35 minutes of exercising a day (circuit training). It's tough but I'm already on day 12 so I'm pleased about that. I also discovered Billy Blanks Jr. He is great when you want some sassy dancing workouts and my main man Shawn Ts Rockin body is a great mood buster.
I now have enough money to join the gym but I'm not sure I need to do that right now. I'm enjoying what I'm doing and although it has no impact on losing weight I love it.
I am now taking the same approach as NEWO to food and have stopped gaining weight. I hope to start getting rid of the extra pounds I gained by being mindful of what I eat but not obsessive.