Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Okay, I have to do EVERYTHING that I can to put myself back on the working out (hard) every day train. I have been "exercising", but I'm not impressed with the effort I've been putting in. But the results have been unreal.

I didn't even "exercise" much last week, and lost 3 pounds. 3 POUNDS!! What?!?! from walking two days, and then not for a few days, and walking a little on another two days? what?!?! yeah. so I kind of thought to myself that this was an okay thing: I didn't have to work out every day. Which I don't really, I just like doing it. I like pushing myself and seeing what is possible for me to do. But I just haven't been.

So, I'm sitting here, telling myself that it's okay for me to work less, because I'm still losing weight. But I'm afraid of falling off the wagon completely. I'm afraid that this is left-over from my hard work over the last month and a half, and my body is still pushing at the higher levels, but I'm not pushing my body. I don't want to see what happens when my body realizes that it's not being asked to do as much. I don't want to see the scale go back up. I don't want to be discouraged.

So this is really it. This is the end of my lethargy. This is the beginning of a new day and a new time and the real me.
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    Weight loss is definitely possible without exercise--lots of people have done it--but I'm convinced that cardio and strength training are necessary components of long-term success. Plus, as a big loser, I think my body would be far less toned than it is if I hadn't been working out regularly all along. I think I look like I weigh quite a bit less than I actually do and I think that's the result of not just being at a healthy weight but also being fit. Just remember that Rome wasn't built in a day and neither will your body be. Transforming your body while losing weight is a long-term process that requires consistency, persistence, periodic changes and even ocassional breaks or periods of less intense or frequent workouts to allow your body and mind to rest and recover. Keep doing what you're doing and you'll know when you're ready for another push.
    3288 days ago
    i agree with ivybutterfly... sometimes your body needs rest and also that walking may have been more help than you think... there is an article on c25k about how to boost your metabolism and consistent lower intensity workouts are actually better for weight loss than high intensity. so a steady pace walk at an incline is better than a run or jog. so walking may have actually been what helped you! you can do this... hang in there and take it one meal... on step... one choice at a time!
    3296 days ago
    emoticon hugs, Moni
    3296 days ago
    Good for you! I think it is important to exercise everyday too.
    3297 days ago
    You should continue to work out, BUT your body maybe needed the rest to recover and then it provided you with that GREAT reward. Now, you are fresh and ready to work hard again!!
    3297 days ago
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