Thursday, April 30, 2009

I'm Really Trying

Last night, while talking to The Perfect Child, I was lamenting my lack of motivation toward my exercise program. She told me that she, too, was lacking motivation in regard to her new gym membership usage. We started this health journey together in March, and we've tried to keep at it. I need to lose weight and regain my energy and agility. :) She just wants to stay in shape and be healthier. So I think that after whining for days on end, I'm gonna get it in gear. I began today!!

I've had a morning routine ever since we moved here almost two years ago. For one of those years, Mon., Wed., Fri., I was at the gym with my trainer. After I quit going to the trainer and decided there was nothing I couldn't do at home, my routine changed. It became very comfortable. It is now time to alter that routine. I'm going to pretend to go to the gym!! I'm going to go at the same time Mon., Wed., Fri., every week, and do all of the exercises and stretches, weights, cardio, etc. that I did when I was working with the trainer. Only difference will be is that I'll be in our home gym, in comfortable clothes. On the "off" days, I always did an extra 30-45 minutes of cardio, so I'm going to do that on Tues., & Thurs. My "Healthy Woman Challenge" begins May 10, so I'd better be ready to go by then. So now, I've put this plan out into the blogosphere and I'm depending on everyone to keep me honest. I can't quite commit to actually posting my exercise accomplishments just yet, but I suppose that would keep me going.

In the spirit of being an honest blogger, I have to admit that yesterday, after bragging about my weight loss, I was less than careful in my food choices. I started out strong, but finished pitifully. My only high point was that I did take time for some exercise as I watched TV last night. Big Whoop!! Not enough to counteract the damage I'd already done, I'm sure. I didn't have anything sweet, just little bits and pieces of too much "stuff". Like that one extra bag of popcorn, or that one extra Quaker Oats bar, or that extra 1/2 English get the picture. Nothing really bad for me, just too much of it.

So, today begins my new morning!! I've already done my workout!! 30 min. for today. I'm hoping to get a walk in this afternoon, weather permitting. I know it's Thurs., and I'm supposed to be doing cardio, but I thought a little bit of stretching on the physio ball and a few weights wouldn't hurt. It's the walk I'm really looking forward to, as the rain is supposed to hold off until this afternoon. I'd best get moving.

Last, but certainly not least, thank you to all of you who have given me encouraging messages. I haven't been very supportive of myself, and I now intend to support all of you AND myself, as well. We CAN do it all, and we will......myself included. Thanks again.


  1. There you go, put it all out there. You can do this. If you have to, scream at yourself while doing your workout so you feel like you have a trainer. I do, SHHH! don't tell anyone, but it pushes me to try harder. I think the screaming is a stress releaver and seems to give me just a bit more energy to force myself. I know it sounds silly, but it works for me.

  2. I yell at myself all the time ;).........Like........"what the hell are you doing?" or "Pick up the pace, you slug :)"

    it works ;)

  3. I think you are well on your way now! You have a plan, you are determined, you are being a honest blogger, and you have already started! Which inspires me to be honest, so it helps me too. Good for your workout this morning! I hope you get to do your walk! And i think I know what we need to do to get to our goal---don't quit. :-) And V, thank you for all of the support you have given me and so many others!


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