Saturday, January 04, 2014
I was reading through some of the questions on our Winter 2013 challenge and one of the questions was what motivates you to keep exercising and losing weight. It was kind of ironic as I was just thinking about motivators today. Sometimes, it is the smallest thing that you wouldn't think about that motivates someone.
I got my husband a heart rate monitor. He never had one and he promised me he would start exercising again. Of course, I kept trying to tell him that our recumbent bike doesn't work and he wouldn't listen when he wasn't exercising. It still doesn't work so he is doing it manually.
However, I digress...so this HRM has totally motivated him to work out. He thinks it is the neatest little gadget he has ever seen. He knows I have had the same one and used it for years. Now that he has it, he comes up and tells me about all the things it does and how cool it is. Really? I know that. If I had known it would take just a HRM to get him exercising again, I would have gotten him one a long time ago.
For me my huge motivation has been to get my blood sugar down. I didn't think it was possible, but I did it. For the first time in about 9 months, my blood sugar is normal. I did it just with the treadmill. I try to do the treadmill or some workout every day. My sister suffers from Diabetes due to Obesity and my brother has Juvenile diabetes so this is a huge motivator for me.
I've added Leslie Sansone back into my workout choices as I can now lift my arms again. I really want to add some sort of weights, but my doctor is against it because of the surgeries. He does want me using my shoulders and she does a lot of arm stuff.
Today I did 75 minutes on the treadmill along with Walk it Out, burned 462 cal and went a little over 4 miles :)