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Getting the hang of it

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

My goal for this year is to lose 50 pounds. This is about one pound a week and it feels very doable. I think one of my errors with weight loss in the past was that I tried too hard. Let me flesh this out a bit. I have learned over the past couple of years (through SP and other venues) that real change is needed to take weight off and keep it off. This real change happens by creating habits that can last, a little bit at a time. With this knowledge I think that I can take small steps to real change. (Instead of throwing my self into something I am not ready for and running out of breath for two weeks just to fail hard when I get overwhelmed.)

This week I have been doing a workout video at home. Even though I have a gym membership, working out at home seems so much more accessible. The video is killer! It is "The Firm Bootcamp - Maximum Calorie Burn." And it kicks my butt! On Monday I only made it through the first 20 mins. Yesterday I pushed myself to get to 40 mins (and for about 5 mins all I could do was march in place). But I feel GREAT today. I am a little sore but I feel really good about my hard work. It might just be in my mind, but my pants seem a little loose on my butt and thighs.

I always feel so much better when I get up and move a little everyday. My mood improves, my self esteem soars, and it is easier to make healthy food choices. I need to remember this feeling!

Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

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