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.
I opened my FB page this morning and was surprised to see a post from my daughter, who attends college. . Here is the exact quote.
So proud of my amazing Mommy, Becky S. Ever since she retired in August she has been working he butt off literally to become healthier and lose weight! And it paid off because she doesn't need plus sizes anymore. Maybe soon she will be able to keep up with me:) love ya lady.
Needless to say, she really made my day. Love you too Lily.