When I feel strongly about something, I will stand my ground. If someone tells me I can't, my attitude is "just watch!" Challenge me, and I'll push right back.
So, having said all that, my weight loss/fitness plan is not going as well as I'd hoped. Oh, I am still exercising almost daily, and I am watching my calories, but the pounds aren't coming off, and I'm not seeing the change in my body that I want to see. So what do I plan to do? Keep pushing!
The first couple week or so, I was so stoked because I was losing at least a half pound a day. Yes, I know that is not typical, and the healthy way to lose weight is to lose it slowly...about a half pound a week. Then I hit a wall. I know the reason for the early loss was because I had not been doing anything and my caloric intake was probably pretty high. Starting to walk and watch my calories was enough to jump start, but not enough to keep it going.
For the last couple of weeks, I've been at a stand still, and it is frustrating me. I know my walking, even though really good for me, wasn't enough to keep the pounds coming off, so I decided to get a workout video. I thought about Insanity, but I really didn't want to pay that kind of money. I thought about Jillian Michaels. I mean, she lays to it the folks on Biggest Loser! But I decided on Billy Blanks because I'd done some of his workouts before.
With the outrageous heat, I decided to not do my walk this morning and to try out the video. In 15 minutes, I was sweating more than I have in an hour walk. Of course, with it being the first time I've done this type of cardio workout in forever, I wasn't able to do all of the moves for all of the sets, but I know I'll work up to it. Hopefully between walking (if it ever gets out of triple digits) and doing tae bo, I'll see more change.
But I am not giving up! When that voice in my head whispers, "This is too hard. You can't do this," I'm going to remind myself that this is a challenge that I can and WILL win.
Have a GREAT day!
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