Re-committing

31 05 2014

Time for some honesty:

I lost my workout motivation after seeing the dietitian. This was compounded by telling myself that I was a slob for not keeping up with it. I further compounded by not paying much attention to what I was eating.

Today, I decided I was done feeling sorry for myself, and that it was time to climb back on that wagon, and hang on for dear life. It was time to try something new, since I don’t get to the gym as often as I should.

That something new was something I’d seen advertised on Hulu.com, since I subscribe to that service: DailyBurn

It seemed promising, since I could do everything from home, so I signed up for the free 30 day trial. Deciding to start out easy on myself, I started with the beginner program and just dove in. I finished my first half hour work out not even ten minutes ago…

OMG. It was AWESOME.

I didn’t feel rushed, or sloppy, or less than confident. The initial workout was exactly the right pace, and I was sweating and feeling the exertion by the end of it. It was a good feeling. A really good feeling.

The only thing that hurt? My feet, because I’m never on them anymore, and I really had to use them to balance throughout the half hour.

I feel like this is something I could actually do before getting ready for work, and I’m already browsing the other guided programs. I’d like to do at least one hour per day with this – start and end the day with some physical activity.

I feel really good right now, having worked off some tension and sweat out some stress, and that’s something I’ve missed. I really actually want to get up and do¬†more.

I’m looking forward to starting my day tomorrow.

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31 05 2014
mosaicthinking

My over-simplified assessment is that the dietitians tell you weight loss is all about diet and the exercise people tell you it’s all about exercise.Good luck pursuing the middle ground. I have already worked out for myself that as a weight loss strategy quilting scores a zero. Glad you found something that works for you.

31 05 2014
Grey Cat Quilts

The dietitian that I saw acknowledged that I was already doing all the things I should be: reduced calories, increased fruits and vegetables, high quality protein. She was actually very nice, and encouraging.

I fell into my slump because she was very clear about needing to get at least one hour of physical activity per day, and because of how she presented days in which I exceeded my caloric intake: ruining X days of progress. I was already feeling terrible because of the ‘morbidly obese’ label, so it was really easy to fall into that slump.

1 06 2014
Kitty

I am with Mosaic- I wish there was a way to do aerobic quilting. Hang in there. It is brutally hard, and it is so easy to fall off the bandwagon. It is easier to keep going if you find a program that you like. (I am addicted to “Zombies, Run!” right now.) I feel like Bridget Jones sometimes- I lost 33 pounds and got 17 back, and have managed to lose 5 of the 17.

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