I have tried here and there to lose weight, but they have all been short lived. I have to admit, though, that we have been eating healthier as a family. It is the exercise, though, that has always kept me from losing more or from keeping off the few pounds I do manage to lose when I "diet." I just can't stand to exercise! So, the only way I thought I might actually do something is to challenge myself and then blog about it. Accountability, can be a huge motivator!
(From a Google search on exercise humor)
Now, I am not planning to knock myself out like a Hollywood starlet trying to keep her reality show gig, but rather trying to do something each day. For instance, yesterday I did a 10 minute Pilate's ab video from the "on demand" feature on my cable system. On Wednesday, however, I am taking a Zumba class with a co-worker. Again, accountability. I need someone to go with me or I'll just say I'm too tired to go and end up sitting on the couch with a bag of microwave popcorn. I figured that Zumba would be my main workout for the week, with brisk walks, yoga, Pilate's, and a little weight training thrown in on the other days.
I realize that the holidays are fast approaching, which is a horrible time to try and watch your weight, but that is exactly why I am doing this! I don't want to gain another 10 pounds during the holidays that I'll never get rid of! I am also aware that I might have to intensify my workouts if I want to actually lose, but for now, I'm starting slowly, so that I don't burn out. So, we'll see how it goes...wish me luck!