Friday, February 21, 2014
I clicked on this cute little link in a spark email to the best exercise for weight loss. The answer was a cheeky "the one you'll actually do". At the time, I was a bit insulted. Ha, ha, very funny. You got me to click the link. Now after more consideration, I think this may be correct. I have been trying harder than I have had to try in my whole life to lose weight. It used to be so easy. Eat less + exercise more = lose weight. Not so much now. Desk job+ work stress+ have a baby = no weight loss for you. I was jamming along to my High impact boot camp workout and my Atkins eating plan, which I still love..., but I broke a plateau and saw changes in my body shape. I lost 20 pounds, I got somewhat of a waist back, (cue angels singing) and then it happened. I had horrible hip pain. It got worse and worse, until I decided to see a chiropractor on a whim for the first time. Took a few xrays, Back was jacked, neck was jacked, pelvis was jacked. I took a tumble on some ice and landed on my fanny when I was 8 months pregnant, and this did nothing to the neck, but probably to the lower back and pelvis region. Hello, c-section after a 24 hour labor. Major bummer. 2 chiropractors later, I'm in the process of healing my body and my metabolism that has been down for the count for who knows how long. No more boot camp.... My precious, fat blasting, calorie eviscerating, 25 minute so I could do it while the toddler slept, perfect workout is no more. I have tried, weights, elliptical, dvd's, walks, all to no avail. So very frustrating. Then it hit me. I did that workout every day, I mean every day. I did not skip a day, even when in real discomfort. Maybe that's why it worked. I was consistent.. That's more than I can say about anything else I have bounced around on. Nothing trumps consistency. Maybe things have to be a bit slower. Maybe High impact is a thing of the past. That doesn't mean that success is a thing of the past. I've just got to pick something and darn well stick to it. Little moments like this make me wonder just how much more I'm missing by simply not paying attention. By jove, I think she's got it!