Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A Month Of Exercise

I must have lost my mind.  I have decided to exercise every day during the month of November.  You see, my birthday is fast approaching, Sunday in fact, and it has me wondering what has happened to me.  I used to weigh nothing as a kid.  My teenage years were the same, in fact, my nickname was Olive Oyl from Popeye.  My thin frame continued into young adulthood, but it is long gone now!  I know I'll never get my youth back, or the body I used to have before marriage and babies changed it, but I am tired of just wishing I was skinny again--it's time to get moving!

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!


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