Saturday, October 26, 2013
I was wearing my Fitbit everyday, but since the 5% Fall Challenge I purposely get out and walk for at least 30 minutes in addition to the rest of my daily activities. I had upped my Fitbit goal to 8000 steps and it could not be achieved for me without that walk. Today, the weather was very gusty, so I went to Lowes and walked the aisles for a steady 15 minutes to get more steps in.
I have determined to track my food and REALLY TRY to stay within the calorie range. Some days I go over,but not by much.
Strength Training is a vital component,I believe, because I know that the muscle I used to have has definately gone down. I read articles on Spark recently that talked about how weight loss is not just fat, but also muscle mass that we lose. AND I've known for years that the more muscle the higher my metabolism will be. (This is SO needed! )
My mantra lately has been,"I'm living like a woman who is losing weight."
Do I see the number plummeting downward on the scale yet? NOT YET...BUT I WILL!
Oh Sparkling Sparkers...do not grow weary...do not give up...your breakthrough is just a few steps away...this battle is worth fighting and we have a mighty arsenal with just the weapons needed to blow the enemy out of the water!