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A Fresh Start with Exercise

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

I've been eating well for the most part. I am still off sweet treats like candy, cookies, ice cream, doughnuts, pie, cake, bars, etc. It's been 2 YEARS 22 days since I gave sweet treats up.

However, Since the new year I have not been exercising much and it's sporadic. A hike here, a video there, a short and rare bike ride. Not consistently. And what is on my main list of things to do for weightloss? An exercise streak and tracking food!

Sad to say I've gained 7-9 pounds since Christmas. And that shall end today!

I woke up at 5:45 and exercised. And today I will track my food. I hope to get in a brief bike ride this afternoon. It's supposed to be 98 degrees so I won't go far and will have a lot of water with me. If I can do 1 mile I'll be happy. As my re-initiation to biking 1 mile will be fine.

I do wake up early to bike so may need to do that. I just need to take that first baby step like I did this morning.

I did warm up, cardio, cool down, and weights.

Another word of advice, don't stop weights! It is apparent that I haven't been using my hand weights. I was using them every other day. I will go back to that. I had to start in my lighter range of weights but I will work my way up again.

So, if you are just starting or did a slide back like me, get back to it by:

1. Starting an exercise streak
a. Using weights every other day
b. Some form of cardio daily
2. Tracking everything you eat. Everything!
a. Stay in your range
b. Use SP to you advantage
c. Increase veggies/fruit intake
d. Stop eating foods that cause you to crave more!

You do not need to start full out, baby steps are fine!!!! Do what you know you need to do to succeed. Get off the sofa or out of the recliner. Move. Avoid fast food. Cut soda.

Wish me luck! I am back!
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