Thursday, October 10, 2013

Weigh in Day and Thoughts on Exercise

Ok, this time I am down..... drum roll please..... 1.8lbs bringing me to... 288.4! That means I have had a total loss of 26.7lbs!! Even with eating out so much and being stressed with work and class, I have made a dent! A little bit of news: I am moving my weigh in day to Mondays because of a change in my days off so, the next weigh in day will be October 28th.

In my "living" blog: Go Take a Hike... I talk about making myself get out and move everyday for a week and, while that challenge is still in progress and I am succeeding, I can't get over the fact that I really don't like to exercise.

What's your excuse?
Exercise... close enough to a four letter word for me! I don't like to sweat. I don't like to go out when it is to hot. I don't like to go out when it is to cold. I don't like to go out in the rain. I don't like to use a video if anyone else is in the house. I don't.... STOP! Those are excuses and I have to get over them! I know they are excuses and working on excuses is something I am trying... HARD to overcome.

The truth is, I need to exercise. I know that my weight loss would be more successful if I would just get up and get moving but, I seem to be lacking the motivation to do so. What is my solution? Just to get up and do it and hope that it becomes a habit or something that I truly enjoy instead of dread. More than anything, I need to just do it because my body needs it. It doesn't truly matter if I ever like it or want to do it. It just comes down to the simple fact that I HAVE to to reach my loft goals.

So what's a girl to do? Just get out there I think. Just find the time and drag my butt off the couch and move. And, when my weekly challenge is done, maybe start another... I will do this!

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  1. Hi Misty,

    First off, congrats on the steady success! You should be proud of your efforts and what you have accomplished!

    I can relate, kind of, in that although I like exercise, some days I really don't want to. But I know that consistency is way more important that quality, and some days are better than others but the important part is doing it and then you're done, and you usually feel better for it.

    I have a "minimum" that I have followed for 30some years...this applies mostly to weight training, but I try to get head to toe done at least once a week (mainly because after a week atrophy starts). Most weeks it's every weekday but there have been weeks where I was at the gym at 11:30 on Saturday night getting everything done.

    The other thing is that I hate working out at my house. I can't do it, and take it seriously. I have to go to a gym or park or somewhere, depending on what I'm doing.

    I've also found recently that hitting a heavy bag is a lot of fun. I did it a few years ago out in Vernal, but now our gym has one and I spend a little time with it a few mornings a week during my regular workout.

    Being a guy, and liking to be strong, I used to have "minimum" amounts that even when I varied my emphasis, I would make sure I could always do those amounts (1 rep with 315 on bench or 10 with 405 on squat for example). After hurting my shoulders (non-exercise related) a few years ago, my emphasis shifted to overall fitness, range of motion and whatever level of strength I could maintain without making things worse. Happy to say that I'm nearly back to where I was in strength, but in many ways, better off all around other than being older. Anyway, the desire to maintain those 'minimums' also helped me stay consistent even with all of the pressures and distractions of life tugging me in different directions.

    Good luck to you in your continuing journey!

    1. Brett - Thank you so much for your thoughtful and encouraging words. It always helps to know how other people have found a way to make it work. I am moving forward and trying to find something I do like. Your comment about working out at home... I totally get it! I can not work out at home. I love going somewhere else (except our local gym) and walking or playing but at home I'd rather just chill out. Anyway, thank you again!