Monday, December 10, 2007
I've been committed to embracing fitness for about 4 weeks now and I've had mixed success. I've taken the first step with my focus on getting some sort of cardio in at least five times a week. And I can truly feel the difference. On day one I thought the treadmill was evil... but now we've become better friends. I'm also incorporating other cardio (mostly my step videos) to keep things changing.
But now it's time for me to dig deeper. I've been so-so on my diet. I'm great with staying within my calorie range at least 90% of the time, but I still need work getting in all of the nutrients I need. It's been tough especially since I have a hubby that detests veggies (he literally gets sick when he eats them - any kind - trust me I've been working on this for four years!) and has the metabolism of a 15 year old. I've gotten better about adding salads to every meal, but I still struggle with the fiber thing. I know we can't eat the same things (as evidenced by my gaining nearly 15 lbs since we've been together), but sometimes I just get lazy.
Also, I need to start adding strength training into my life. I know this will make a big impact. I've been doing a few exercises at home, but I know I need to bring it in order to get the bod that I really want. But when do I have time??? I know, I just have to make time.
I know this is more venting than an actual blog, but I needed to get this out so that maybe I can start focusing on next steps. It's nice to feel better, but in order to look better I know that I need to start dropping those pounds.
Here's to step 2!