Friday, June 25, 2010

Finding my mojo

You've heard me talk about diet and exercise before. Well, it's something I seem to be really struggling with lately. While I never have loved to exercise I was committed and consistent in doing it. Lately though, I can't seem to get my butt in gear. I don't seem to be very motivated. I've also noticed that I've been eating things that I had sworn off. Maybe this is just a phase and I need to power through it. But, I know for me I need some accountability in my life so I'm going to start reporting here weekly as sort of a fitness wrap up, call it fitness Friday. I hope you will join me in encouraging each other to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I'd really like to lose 15 lbs by Sept 1st, but I can tell you that I'm going to have to change the way I'm doing things. I'm going to have to recommit to keeping a food journal, doing regular exercise, drinking my water and seeking support and encouragement from others. I know that my life has been beyond crazy stressful lately, but I can't let that be an excuse to backslide. I have to get a handle on this and continue to make my health a priority.
Today I'm meeting up with my friend, Heather. It's so nice to have someone to workout with. It helps keep me motivated and helps to have someone encouraging me.
What did you move to lose today?


Yarnhog said...

Just yesterday I was having this exact same conversation with my best friend. We've both been having the same trouble with lack of motivation. I discovered--to my horror--that I've put on almost 15 pounds in the past year, which is completely unprecedented for me. I am now the heaviest I've ever been--including during my two pregnancies! (For the record, I am naturally skinny and very tall, so 15 pounds on me isn't noticeable, as my tiny friend assured me.) Still, I need to take off at least ten to get back to my ideal weight. I have started back in with regular exercise, but I find the most important thing for losing weight is cutting calories. One pound of fat is 3500 calories. To lose a pound a week, you can either cut 500 calories a day, or run five miles a day! I don't know about you, but I'd rather skip dessert than run five miles! Anyway, you have my support on this never-ending challenge; I'll be thinking of you while I'm eating my high fiber cereal instead of a bagel and cream cheese.