Wednesday, January 30, 2013


I am thrilled that I am still on track. Yes, it is only day four, but hey, when you are taking it one day at a time...every day is a mini celebration!

So, here is my latest.  I am obsessed with Just Dance 4.  Am I good at it, No, No I am not.  In fact, I suck at it...AND, I look incredibly ridiculous when I am doing it...I have proof, believe me - it records you at certain points during the game and so you get to witness the ridiculousness that is.  But, here is the thing: I don't care!  I am having so much fun playing it that I don't even care that my arm and belly fat is flapping around and probably presenting a hazard to those in the near vicinity. I LOVE IT.  On Monday I played for 45 minutes!  45 MINUTES!!!!  It is a workout and I am sweating like a mad woman, and I am loving it!!!

Tonight I am going to try out Just Dance Disney!  I will let you know if it is as rigorous.

Maybe this is the key to get me moving. Make it fun!  I did walk on the treadmill on Monday as well - 40 minutes, and it felt like torture.  But 45 minutes of JD4 flew by so fast and I had a blast doing it.  

In all of my prior weight loss attempts I have failed to make exercise a key part of my plan, but this time I am trying to do that right from the get go.  It is hard - it really is.  Trying to find the time, making it a priority - it taxes me.  But I am trying.  I am also trying not to worry about being perfect - i.e. "I only averaged 2.5 mph on the treadmill today, that should be above 3 at least - I have to remind myself that I am out of shape and carrying SO MUCH extra weight.  Any exercise is good, and I need to stop worrying about how far, how fast, etc.  I am just trying to give myself credit for doing it.

Food has been going well.  I am using Sparkpeople to track  again - which I really like.  I don't think my meals are creative or inspired, but again - I can't worry about perfection here...I just need to worry about moving forward   This week the meals have been Quick Paella (OK, that was a little inspired - and it was good), Tacos, and Fish & Chips. Clearly nothing mind blowing, but they are home cooked meals and every calorie is accounted for.  Last night I even whipped out the kitchen scale  - an absolute must because I have no ability to eyeball measurements/weights/etc.  

My water consumption is fantastic - man, get that crappy soda out of my way and I can't stop guzzling water!  I am hitting 10 - 12 cups of water every day - sometimes more.  My body is definitely happy that the soda is out and the water is in.

I'm feeling good, on day 4.  I am praying I will be able to say the same on day 364!!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so proud of you. Sounds like your doing great. Every day adds up.