I had a good year. I have now been working out consistently for over a year. I have been including weights, which is a huge step forward for me. I have been trying to be more active in general by taking swimming lessons, joining curling teams, being part of a walking group, taking Belly Dance. Yes. I rocked it......EXCEPT, where I continued to struggle was with my eating plans. Since we all know that weight loss or maintenance is 80% food, 20% exercise...well, my weight isn't where I would like it to be. I had many plans....just didn't care enough about me to stick to them.
I have taken the time to plan out the next 12 weeks of workouts. I really believe that having a workout planned works for me, because I feel compelled to do it if it is written down. On the food front...my plan of attack will be to continue with WW. It's a sound program, it works, and I'm comfortable with it. I will only make WW suppers for me & my family and I will eat out no more than twice a month. That is once per pay cheque and quite frankly, we can't afford more than that right now anyhow.
The Biggest Loser Challenge that Angie ran recap:
I sucked wind at this challenge. I had my dad staying with me for almost the entire challenge, which was a huge source of stress for me. I don't know him very well and was uncomfortable almost the entire 2.5 months. In any case I let that stress get the better of me and I was unable to make any progress at all. I used the stress as my ticket to not pay attention. Not make healthy choices. To feel sorry for myself. To remind myself that I have a father that doesn't know me, I must not deserve a healthy body. What a crock. Who got hurt there. ME. What a dumb ass I am. I am not using anyone else as an excuse for not putting my health first! I was also so embarrassed at my lack of progress, I didn't report in very often. I so hope that Angie will let me join the next challenge.
I had a ball with my little family (hubby, daughter & puppy). My in-laws let me down, again, in a huge way. I spent a lot of time crying. Next year we have decided that we will go away at Christmas time, the 3 of us, and everyone else can do their own thing. In the end, they all do their own thing anyhow, they just won't have me to knock around. I did serve a spectacular dinner, which consisted of ham and 10 side dishes. Yum....
I went to the gym yesterday. Was supposed to do my LSD - which I had decided was 60 minutes on the treadmill. HOWEVER, I had been for a 7k walk in the a.m. with my walking group, and by 30 minutes of running, my left knee was too sore to go on. So, I walked hills for the last 30 minutes. Iced my knees for an hour when I got home, and this morning my knees felt ok. Ice does work!!
Well, that's all for now. Have a healthy day bloggers!!