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!!