Trying to get adjusted to new doctor, new pharmacy, new home after i moved from East Texas back to where im from in Texas. It can be a challenge. My habbits have changed; both what i eat and how much. (Mom likes to control my eating and that helps in an irritating sort of way.).
Nonetheless i have been struggling with getting back into the routine of exercising almost every day and when i do im rewarded with more energy and lower blood sugar levels.
I havent really been trying all that hard to loose weight but i have lost about eight pounds since my move back home. I tnink its because i feel guilty about digging in another persons fridge and/or cubbords. Lol. But i am learning that weight loss takes sacrifice and…..
Im not eating near as much icecream and cheetows and other junk food. So moms guarding me has paid off and im getting back to my exercising.
Its helpful that there is a small gym right here in the apartment complex so now i warm up with a brief walk and do about two-three miles on the stationary bike. Blood sugar is great when i work out hard. Im exercising about an hour twice a week but i need to work out at least three times a week. Thats the next step….upping it to three times a week.
Hello people. I moved recently and its difficult to get back on track after a move. Im back at it again after moving in August.
Thankfuly, there is a workout room here with a real nice exercise bike. What ive been doing is go for a short, one mile walk and follow up with two or three miles on the bike accompanied with three sets of the girl type pushups. The reason I do girl pushups is because I weigh about 245 pounds and I think pushing up half that weight is pretty good and enough to make my arms good and sore the next day. I plan on changing it up next time by working out with videos. Mom has a bunch from the eighties and nineties I want to try. Also I have some new ones from this decade. Its nice to have a variety to choose from when you get tired of the same old workout routine.
Well ive lost about ten pounds now depending on which doctors office I visit. At least im in the 240s and not the 250s now, which makes me feel good about myself. But my focus is on blood sugar levels, not weight, but its always nice to get a little encouragement now and then.
Hello friends, sorry it has taken some to get back to y’all. I had to cancel my internet for a few months…too expensive.
I’ve had to make some changes in my life for the better and I have internet again. I’ve also gone on a new lifestyle change. I’ve moved in with my mother and she does not eat as much. She’s influenced me to cut back a bit. I’ve only been living with her about a month and already I’ve dropped six pounds! So just cutting back a little every day can bring great results!
Also, I would like to say to reward yourself with the luxury of eating out from time to time. Choose healthy food over fast food. We like to go eat Chinese. You can still make healthy choices while having a good time too. Places like Furrs and Luby’s are good choices over
fast food also. At Lubys everything is made and cooked right there-nothing canned.
Even though I don’t exercise every day, I did manage to exert myself twice., maybe three times last week indoors. It’s been a struggle to get in the mood, it’s been raining every day last week just about and you have to work out indoors. That’s why I love dvd’s. I also am keeping my stationary bike inside.
I invested in a small set of hand held weights last week. They are helpful to my indoor workouts.
Reward yourself with little exercise equipment. Once I bought myself some workout short sets, another time hand held weights in three pounds, five pounds, and eight pounds. I have one workout dvd that inorperates weights into a yoga routine. It is a bit challenging. Challenge yourself! And if you lack motivation maybe just start. With walking, yoga, or aerobic dancing sometimes I get motivated by just beginning, and then I have to motivation to carry it through.
I got out last week and took a walk, and brought my tablet and took pics of the fresh , new, daffodils and other flowers that are the first signs of Spring. That would be a good thing to do. Get outside and take your phone or tablet and just explore, then when your nice and warmed up finish it up with a nice walk.
Winter is over and the whole earth is awakening to the new warmer temps! Time to get outside and enjoy the new Earth!
Man i really went for a backslide over the winter, but for a week now i’ve exercised about three times! Ive also lost about four pounds! My goal is to get back into a size 1x.
Im working out with Denise Austins dvd’s ( i have four of them) and she is such an inspiration. I change it up a bit. I get tired walking and like to ride my bike and dance too.
I worked out for nearly an hour today. Its nice to have an instructor who is so inspiring. She has a ton of videos out. I did two of her 30 min workouts today from a dvd called Shape Up and SHED pounds. It had two low impact workouts for beginners. One was mor
The one on the right is the one I did today.
e aerobic and the other was toning anf stretching. Higly reccamended. The music is fun and a person as big as myself (250 lbs) had no trouble with most of the moves.
Well its getting late and i need to get off here. Keep trying to reach your goals. U can do it!
I tried updating my previous post but it got lost.
So here we go….I want to loose 20 more pounds, exercise at least once a day (sometimes twice a day), eat more chocolate, finish building our house, put another shed out back to turn into a studio, eat less calories, walk closer with the Lord. With my business I want to take my crafts to fairs, events, shows, and create a business plan after reading completely the book: Grow Your Handmade Business. By the end of this year my goal is to be making an extra $200/month with my handmade business, maybe more.
Well, to be honest with you I’ve majorly slacked off last month. First, the cooler weather discouraged me, even after bringing everything indoors, buying the exercise dvd’s etc…and then the holidays hit and Lord help! lol….and when I’m at someone else’s house for a vacation-I really loose interest .
But I am in no case discouraged. We have a new year, and in a few short months (3) I will have been exercising for a year! So my goal is to finish out the year with NO MORE setbacks. Time to jump back in and get to work! So it has been raining all morning but tonight at seven I will do exercise bike, maybe tapes, push ups, squats, arm bands. Yes! I WILL do this tonight at 7:00pm. The days it is not cold and raining I will do my 2 mile walk and finish up with stretching and yoga , my favorite cool down.
Despite not exercising last night, I had a really good blood sugar this morning. It was only 120. So I’m pleased about that. But generally when I don’t exercise at night I have a sorry blood sugar in the morning. So a little exercise goes a long way.
This year I’m also going to challenge myself. Maybe walk longer or ride my bike for 20 min. longer during an inside work out. I would consider myself healthier since I decided to start exercising last April-so don’t be discouraged if it seems like your not making progress. Even loosing 5 pounds *is* progress.
Setting new goals is a good idea. My goals are to loose 20 more pounds and exercise in some way every day, some times twice a day. Also, cut back on my calories. With my craft business my goal is to start taking my art to shows and events (hello Bonham trade days, the fairgrounds, etc…). With my home I want to get another shed built outside that we will turn into an art studio, and get kitchen cabinets built and bookshelves. (I’ll provide the money and husband and I will do the work.) What are some of your goals?