I was doing so good until September. My heel hurt and then it was my knee. My Spark activity was dwindling. I am back to tracking my food, exercising, and ready to start losing some weight. I am glad to be back.
I have been struggling all summer and now I have gained 10 pounds. I tell myself that I am not going back up but I find myself obsessing about food. I have got out of the exercising habit as I have plantar fasitis. I do bike ride but that will soon come to an end when the weather turns. So I am going to start focusing on weight training. My son is attending college and his weight lifting bench is just sitting there all alone. I also can start doing more floor exercises like pushups and anything that does not hurt my foot. I also will do more blogging and journal daily. I feel better already.
I have been having a bit of a struggle these last few weeks. I participated in the Spring into Summer 5% challenge and made my 5% weight loss. But almost immediately after that I gained back a few pounds. I know that I am not supposed to let the scale control me, but it does. I have made great strides since I started Spark People last August and I want to keep moving forward. I will say this about a recent post about how exercising is easy, it is the remaining 23 hours that are tough. That is so true. Minute by minute, one baby step at at a time, I can do this.
I have been using the Leslie Sansone walking DVD's since October. I try to mix these up with the Spark People 28 Day Boot Camp DVD. Then I read that the walking DVD's may not get your heart rate up enough as your fitness increases. So am I wasting my time walking, and should I do some more intense cardio? Then I read the benefits of walking 10,000 steps a day. I do the 5 mile walk on most days, so it has to be good. I mix up the walking DVD's, as some use the stretch band or weights, and they are all at the advanced level. I have concluded that if I am sweating after 5 miles, I am on the right path.