Total Weight Loss

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Not Clicking

I'm just not doing well with my goals.  After I posted last week that I would exercise 3 times per week.  I didn't.  That was the only day I managed to get in an actual work out.  I managed to exercise 3 times this week.  The second time, I had a little more time so I did two miles rather than just the one I had been doing.  I made it through, and probably would have had to quit even if I had more time.  The next day, I had some time again and thought I'd try to squeeze in two miles.  I didn't.  I was sore!  That just did not make me feel good about myself.  Who can't walk two miles?  Me, apparently.

I was 100% on plan with my shakes until yesterday. The scales were creeping up and I was angry and frustrated, about that.  I had my drink for breakfast and then went shopping with a dear friend.  We wound up eating out at lunch, and not eating well.  Then last night, I had a school function to attend with 65MD.  A meal was catered and I ate it.  Surprisingly the scales were down a teeny bit.

UGH!!  Eating badly and not exercising were what I thought got me here!

Of course, I know better.  I'm back on plan this morning with both the shakes and exercise.  

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


All along this journey, exercise for me has been all in or all out.  That's the way I am.  If I can't give a minimum of 100%, I'm not doing it.  So far, that hasn't worked so well in the weight loss arena!!

I've been needing to fold in some real exercise in to my day.  I love the flexibility of working from home.  The biggest downside for me has been boundaries between work & everything else.  It is too easy to put of things like exercise or dusting or anything that doesn't sound fun at the moment because I feel like I can do that anytime.  Of course, anytime never comes.  

When I worked in an office, I still found excuses not to exercise and when I really wanted to, I had to carve out time.  With my recommitment to losing weight, I knew that exercise was a key component, and I'd have to schedule the time to do it.  Here's the kicker, my December schedule is jam packed.  I won't go in to details, but I have a lot to do, and it will be hard to find an hour to do one of my workout DVDs.  That is not counting cleaning up afterwards.  (I confess I considered not showering after since I do work at home and am alone most of the day!!!)

I've heard over and over that some exercise is better than none.  So, I drug out my Walk Away the Pounds and did the warm up & one mile today.  That is all the time that I had.  I feel good and energized.  That is a good thing.  I'll need it to get through the end of the year. 

So, for the month of December, I will do some form of exercise 3 days per week for whatever time I have.  If I can work out 4 or 5 days, I will.  I should be able to at least do the first mile like I did this morning.  We shall see where this path leads.  I think to a good place.