It's been 6 weeks since I made the decision to make some changes and lose some weight. The first 10 pounds came off pretty easily in about 4 weeks. I guess going from absolutely no exercise to some exercise and picking up an apple instead of a cookie (OK, who am I kidding? Let's try picking up an apple instead of 3 or 4 cookies-LOL) made a difference. But now it's going to get harder. I know that I'm never going to reach my goal if I can't find a workout plan that I can do consistantly. I am never going to be a person who can eat boiled chicken breast and steamed veggies for dinner every day, so for me, exercise is going to be the key to my weight loss.
I am struggling to find something that is challenging enough but that I can do every day (well at least 5 or 6 days a week). For the past couple of weeks, I've walked for 30 minutes in the morning in between when my oldest son leaves for school and it's time to wake the youngest one up. That seems to be working for me, but I need a little more. I thought I might add a short exercise video to the days when I only walk for 30 minutes, but I'm finding it hard to make the time for it. I've thought about taking classes at the gym, but that has been ever harder to make time for. I tell my kids all the time that you have to make choices in life and prioritize what is important. I guess that it's time to listen to my own advice and make exercising a priority in order to reach my goals.
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