Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday's Fitness Wrapup

It's been a few weeks since I posted one. I guess from that you can guess either I haven't been focusing on fitness or I've been overwhelmingly busy. I have to confess it's a bit of both, sort of. I've been focusing more on getting my diet back on track and getting into a good routine with my new schedule. I'm a creature of habit and love my routine, so the last couple months have been huge for me. I'm working on it though. Also I sometime feel with diet and exercise I can only focus on doing one thing really well and for now I've been spending some time on the food thing. I feel like in my daily life I get a bit of moderate exercise just by the sheer fact of my occupation and lifestyle. Of course I want it to be more high intensity, but I'll get there. One thing at a time. So, I've been spending a bit of time refocusing and reconnecting with why I eat, what I eat and when I eat. I've also checked in with Dr. Beck's book (she of the think like a thin person philosophy). I've been making efforts to pack a healthy lunch with healthy snacks. Drink my water and such. It's a process. Once I feel like I've gotten firmly back in the saddle I can shift my focus to intensifying my workouts. For now, I'll count on my pedometer for a reference as to how active I really am. I guess the real point is to stay mindful and focused so that's what I'm doing.


Linda said...

Sabrina - I know you can do it!!! With you as my inspiration, I have whittled down some of my extra pounds. You once told me that exercise was like brushing your teeth - you just do it. I tell myself that many times a week. So, now I need to refocus on eating better. I started last week off on a terrible foot with those sinfully delicious donuts and have gone down hill since, but I'm motivated to get back on track. I just wish Matthew would help me more. Today he's making chicken and dumplings and we went out to a hamburger joint for lunch. And, tomorrow he's making pumpkin pancakes. Heavy sigh. He's dropping pounds by just eating less of what he normally eats - nearly 25 pounds now - and moderate exercise. But, I didn't have as much to lose and losing 5 pounds takes me more effort. More than just eating less (which I already try to do) and exercising nearly every day. So, keep it up and I'll be right there with you.