Saturday, September 21, 2013
When I started back "on the wagon" a few weeks ago, I committed to exercising at least10 minutes a day. When I first joined SP a few years ago, that was one of the major reasons that I became successful. I mean, even I can exercise 10 minutes a day, right? Even if I have to do it a few minutes at a time to build up my endurance. I find that 10 minute commitment very inspirational and it helps me to get started on an exercise plan every day.
So, the last 3-4 weeks or so, I have been weighing in with my Wii Fit Plus and then doing 12 minutes of yoga every day. I can definitely feel a difference with a little toning and improved balance and posture, but I am starting to realize that it may not count. According to the Wii, my 12 minutes of yoga burns only 36 calories. Doing the math, that means I am burning only 252 calories a week, and that doesn't go very far for weight loss. Most days I am adding in some other activity, like walking in place while watching TV or doing dishes, folding laundry, etc., but the last few days has been only the yoga. And guess what? Yep, you guessed it, my weight loss has totally stalled.
So, I am starting to realize that I may need to commit to at least 10 minutes of CARDIO exercise every day. Cardio burns off calories faster, releases endorphins and improves circulation and breathing, which are all important for weight loss success.
As a matter of fact, I bet that some cardio would help to boost me out of the "blahs" that I have been feeling the last few days. Okay, so what am I doing sitting on the couch? Well, my back hurts and I am tired and I just don't feel like it right now. But what if getting moving would help all that? (sigh) Once I get started, I'll be fine. So, why am I still sitting here and typing this all out? I could be giving myself a pep talk and working through my feelings in a healthy way, but more likely, I am just stalling.
Okay, I know. I know. Lace up the sneakers and just do it. I'll thank me later.