Sunday, June 30, 2013
That is how many minutes of exercise (mostly walking) that I got this week. I reassessed the life situation and realized that things can get better. My husband and I are going through a rough patch, but instead of being hurt and angry- I should take my part of the situation and think about how crabby I have been for the last month and a half.
He paid for my gym membership (my old gym, not the one from the contest) and I went back for the first time today. They have a new machine that I can tell I am going to have a love hate relationship with. It is a Precor All Motion Trainer. It is kind of like an elliptical- but has so many more options than just the oblong pattern. I love it. I did 10 minutes on it today and my heart rate got up to 157 and I actually sweated! Some of you may know that I always struggle with getting my heart rate up, and it takes even more to get me to sweat (unless it is muggy out). I would have done more, but I got to the gym late and didn't have more time. I came home after that and mowed my yard. According to Mapmywalk, my yard is over a mile of mowing (I have the app on my phone and it tracks your movement through GPS). It took me just over an hour, but I hadn't mowed in 2 weeks- so it was more work than it should have been.
I have been getting a lot of advice from 2 of my friends on Facebook lately, that has really been bugging me. Some of you saw my Facebook rant. I have decided AGAIN that pounds lost isn't going to be my big goal. I know enough about me that my weight fluctuates due to many issues- and so I can't really PLAN to lose weight. I can plan to move, walk, work out, eat better, drink water- and have all of that be in my control. If I lose weight, ok. If I become stronger, more flexible, more energetic, happier, have more stamina, etc, WONDERFUL.
I am in a challenge, and will be keeping track of my weight- but I will not let myself go into hibernation mode if the scale doesn't move down. I am also going to go about getting healthy, in a healthy way. I will not use this way of looking at it as an excuse not to get off my butt. I have been VERY encouraged by the amount of happy hormones that all the walking this week has given me- kind of a light through the darkness of depression. I will keep THAT up!!
Sorry, I am a bit long winded tonight. I hope you all are planning ways to be healthy and happy for July.