Tuesday, July 02, 2013
So far so good with my plan to eat and exercise without too much stress or guidance with numbers. It is certainly harder to know if it's "working," but I'm not bogged down with anxiety about it, either. As I mentioned in my last blog, I know what makes me gain weight, so I just don't eat in a way that makes me do that.
The biggest struggle is resuming my strength training program. I've mentioned in the past that I am not very good with self direction in this aspect. I know that it's good for me and I need to do it, but I fumble with the execution. I did well when I had a PT directing me, but I don't have the budget for it these days. I'm trying to obtain a used copy of "ChaLean Extreme" DVDs, as I think a compound cardio/strength directed video workout might be easier for me to stick with.
Exercise and diet is all about finding what routines and meals will work for us. We all know we have to eat well, do moderate cardio, and lift heavy things. I've got 2 out of 3. It's got to be something we do regularly and almost automatically. If it's something we have to force ourselves to do, it's not likely to stick for the long term. We have to keep experimenting until we find what 'fits'.