It's weigh in Wednesday again!! And, after weighing in this morning, I began to question which weight should I record? Usually, my scale, which is a very good one, needs a jump start. By that I mean, I need to get on then off to reset it. When I got on the first time I got one reading, when I got on for the "real" weigh in it registered another weight. The two weights generally are only a tenth or two of an ounce different, today they were .8 different. Now my question is.....do I take the lower weight (-2#) which would force me to behave and exercise this week, or the higher (-1.2#) which would allow me to "coast" a bit? A dilemma, to be sure. Having not faced a life altering decision like this in quite a while, I pondered all through my shower. The answer became clear to me....take the -2# and work to make it stick. Then get my big, fat arse in gear to make the numbers better. After all, the minus sign means if I would have increased my exercise minimally. my numbers might possibly have been even better.
Now my next question. How can I vary my exercise routines to make them more appealing and be as effective as possible? I've had a trainer and know what I can/should do. I have all the equipment at home that I need. Which means I can watch any TV show I want while I work out and read anything I want while I walk/ride. (NO elliptical yet.) So why am I still so darned un-motivated? I watched the BL last night and thought surely that would push me to get the job done. Not so. This morning brought no inspiration, whatsoever. Oh, I did a few weights, but only a half hearted attempt. I am, by nature, a lazy person, so this lack of enthusiasm comes as no great shock to me, but it is starting to annoy the heck out of me. I'm being successful in my attempt to regain my health in almost every other area. It's just the exercise portion of the journey that makes me stumble. I also know I feel better and am more energetic when I'm able to play golf more often, but the weather has curtailed that for now. I miss golf, but I can, and should get something more into my routine.
My last question. Does anyone have a sure fire way to get motivated? Any great new tricks? Any wonderful new exercises that are fun and interesting? I'm listening!!!