Wednesday, May 28, 2014
I have not been successful during the past two 5% challenges. I get the fitness minutes in, but I don't lose the weight. I seemed to be so busy getting big "fitness" numbers with easy and fun activities that I wasn't doing enough of the really strenuous aerobic exercise. I also was still recovering from the recent passing of my wife, and I wasn't watching my diet very well.
I was just about ready to not sign up for the next challenge, when it really hit me. I was simply "whining." I certainly can't blame the 5% challenge or my wife's passing for not losing weight - there is only one person responsible for that. So I have signed up for the Summer 5% Team and I've started a 10K Walk/Jog Program starting today. I just finished 35 minutes of walking for 4 minutes, then running for 1. I followed it up with another 10 minutes of just walking to cool down. I went 3.1 miles at a 14:32 pace during the 45 minutes. Instead of concentrating on just fitness minutes this next time, I'm going to start concentrating on aerobic minutes and add other minutes (mowing lawn, disc golf, etc) as I can. I owe it to myself to get back in shape.
Thanks for all the encouragement - especially to that great Teddy Bear team!