I notice, it’s been awhile since I blogged. Hmm. Sometimes I get so busy doing other things that I forget about these accountability factors I’ve put in place for myself. It’s been 22 days, actually.
BUT, don’t think for one second that I’ve given up or slowed down. Nope.
I haven’t been presented with any new challenges lately, so I’m a bit bummed about that. I was really hoping that getting the word out and spreading the news that, “Hey, there’s a chubby girl that wants me to challenge her in some way to lose weight” would really get people going. I guess not so much.
Anyway, to update you, my weight loss has stalled a bit (see, the plateau/routine/exercise rut thing), but this week, I took up my tennis racket (actually a new one) for the first time in 30 years and started playing with my husband. Yes, we suck at it… BUT, we have fun and it’s FANTASTIC cardio!
I’ve also started tracking my food and fitness on sparkpeople.com. I’ve been on and off that site since 2007. I’m hoping the accountability to tracking and support I can get from the groups there will keep me going on my journey to a smaller, healthier me.
Tuesday. Probably my least favorite day of the week. Why? Not really sure. Seems that a lot of bad things that have happened in my life seem to have happened on a Tuesday. But, it’s also too darn close to Monday.
Today was an especially hard Tuesday because it was my first day back to work after being off for almost 10 days. I opened myself up on Facebook last night to new challenges. I don’t want my workout routine to become routine and therefore, plateau.
My friend, R, challenged me to ride my recumbent bike for 30 minutes. This was the circuit. Ten minutes at 7 resistance, 5 minutes at 4, 10 minutes at 7 and 5 minute cool-off at 3. I have to tell you… I did it, but I was BEAT even before the first 10 minutes was done! I pushed through and completed the challenge.
This is what I need, folks. I need to be presented with challenges that go outside of the norm for me. Things I wouldn’t think to do on my own. This is what has worked and will continue to work for me.
I’ve posted this on Facebook, but as of last week, Week #5, I am down 12.6 pounds and 4-1/2 inches. I am keeping this up. I will see my goal one day and continue along on my journey because it won’t end at goal. That is where it all begins.