Chapter 3 in The Spark
Monday, January 11, 2010
Exercise for me is very much needed. Not just for weightloss but for my mental well being as well. The funny thing is I love to exercise. I love going to the gym, love going for walks, love being active! I just don't do it. I have all the motivation and no reserves about exercising and yet I still don't find myself doing something every day. It's not a matter of time, I have little blocks of time here and there that I can. I just don't stay consistent enough with it. So I give myself a little bit of wiggle room. As long as I'm doing it at least 3 days a week right now that's ok.
Typically I do my Wii fit because I love it! It's playing games and having fun and I'm very competitive with myself so I like to see me beat my old scores. I was doing walks around my neighborhood which was easier when I had a friend coming with me. Without my friend I'll be too "busy" at night to do it. I also got a new Gazelle (think something like a ski machine) free from my future in laws. I have yet to actually use it (my excuse being my little ones would be in the way so I have to wait until they are sleeping or eating).
I see my excuses, I recognize them as excuses, I just need to do it. Don't think about it, just do it. Finding someone to do it with me will help tremendously as well. I have a couple neighbors that I could ask that might be willing. If nothing else to go for walks around the neighborhood with me.
As far as "dieting" I don't really think of it that way. I eat healthy most of the time and try to stay in the right proportions of food and it's working. I do follow the South Beach diet mostly, but I have wiggle room in that too because if I say I can't have something then that's all I'll want.
Just need to get up and do more! I have the motivation and reasons just need the determination!