I was glad to find this new team last night because it immediately affirmed my current strategy for getting back into shape... why rush things and get my body used to depending on a massive amount of cardio and strength training? Four years ago I did it that way (maintained the weight loss for only about six months before it started coming back on) and although it would be snazzy to be fit fast, I don't want personal fitness to become like a part-time job (time-wise and effort-wise), which was what it felt like before.
My goal weight is forty pounds away but it will be a five-pound range and not a single number. Once I've lost half or even a quarter of that I figure I'll be healthier and look and feel better and I'm going to appreciate and respect that.
I found my motivation about a month ago, after it eluded me for ever so long. It includes watching what I eat, brisk walking with my Leslie Sansone DVDs, and light strength training three days a week. (Pretty much bare minimum and I've lost a few pounds.) If I find that I'm not losing, then I plan to add a mile or two of walking per week and use a bit heavier weights during strength training. I'm also considering strength training twice a week instead of three times. I seriously do not want to have myself accustomed to too much time spent on fitness because there are other things I prefer to do! I definitely see the need for being fit, but in a moderate way that is also practical. Really don't like most of the Biggest Loser methods although it can be fascinating to watch the transformations.
Okay, my mind is clear now!
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