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Monday, January 28, 2013

Challenge needed for Change

I know I've been too lax in my eating and exercising.  There are a myriad of reasons for both lately.  Umm... should I say reasons or excuses?  Some are real reasons: e.g. wicked sinus infection that won't go away.  Some are excuses: too tired to workout after a crazy work and family schedule.  I need to find a new way to challenge myself.  I'm up a pound, down a pound, stay the same, and the cycle goes on for my weight loss. 

I just mentioned to my mom that I should join a gym until Spring.  Around March, I will be able to fit in a walk/jog before sunset.  I don't get home from work until evening time, so right now there isn't enough daylight for working out outside.  My mom's response was when are you going to go?  Good question Mom, good question.  It would probably be around 7:30 p.m. or 8:00 before I could get out the door to go to the gym.  To be honest, I'm usually wiped out by then. 

I guess I need to set a new challenge for myself with both food and exercise. More to come on those new challenges and hopefully goals. I'll need to think of a fun exercise gadget or other "prize" for meeting my challenges.


  1. Can you invest in some DVD, and do 40 mins just thrice a week?
    I recommend Walk Away The Pounds.
    Good luck & just want to remind you you are not alone, we are in this together:)

  2. Hiya! I'm relatively new to your blog but have you thought about carving out 15min a day to do some exercises at home? It doesn't sound like much but it adds up to almost the same as 3x40min sessions and is much easier to fit in to a busy schedule. Also once you get into the routine of it you can start increasing the intensity of the workout. Much easier than trying to find time to go to the gym! Best of luck!

  3. Ladies, thanks for the ideas. I do workout at home and have a Biggest Loser dvd that I like to do but get bored with it easily. Tonight, I did the step aerobics on my wii fit but again it isn't a challenge. When the weather and daylight cooperate, I walk/jog four miles. This winter I just haven't been lucky enough to get in much time outdoors for working out. Just wish I could add more hours to my evening :)

  4. The reasons versus excuses comment is the key here in my humble opinion. It's so important to examine why it is difficult and overcome those objections. I can sympathize with the lack of time/weather - it does make it tough.