If I am honest with myself, this is my primary goal. But for some reason, I don’t want to admit that. I feel a bit shallow and I fear failure. Nonetheless, I am trying to make a large commitment to this goal. I am logging food and trying to work out more. I also have decided to work with a personal trainer. I plan to work with her 1/week for at least 12 weeks. I had my first session last week and apparently, I don’t work out very hard when I am alone.
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Jeff was jumping rope so I joined in. I jumped for 30 seconds on/off for 20 minutes and my heart rate was up. It was great and I feel it in my calves. Jeff has gotten good in a short time. He got a great work out in 20 minutes! It was really nice because I didn’t have to leave the house.
Went to the gym this morning. I am trying to get to the gym 3 times a week to lift weights. I had to remind myself that I like lifting weights and I enjoy the time – as I argued in my half-asleep state. Fortunately, the better version of my won the debate.
Jeff gave me a jump rope. He bought one for himself and has been trying to use it. Muscle memory is amazing because I was able to do it. It is intense – but fun and something he and I can take turns doing – we switched off when we mess up.
I have had a series of dreams dealing with my weight – it has been on my mind a lot as I struggle to make changes and yet fall back into easy choices. This morning I made it to the gym which is good but I know it isn’t the real solution – the eating part is. I have been thinking about my challenges – between work and studio time and after dinner. It really goes back to TV – I do not make best choices when I am being passively entertained – this is a difficult change to implement.
Gym again today – I haven’t really implemented MWF rule. That seems to be a problem with me – I am too lenient and I round up too often. Friday we left for Asheville – and I had too much to do before we left so the gym was cut. Monday was just laziness and unpreparedness. But today was a victory and I am planning Friday.
Started going to the gym today – it has been since January and I do miss it. I can tell that I have lost strength. But I will not be pulled down by that – where I am is where I am – now to change that.
I was listening to a podcast and the interviewee said that the most successful people have rules that they don’t break. It helps them stay focus and avoid relying on will power. Perhaps my rule could be M-W-F gym mornings – it is doable and within the realm of what I used to do.
My jeans aren’t uncomfortable around the waist!
I logged my food, reduced the carbs and calories last week. But yesterday was a struggle. I ate brownies – shouldn’t have started. It actually started earlier with some Japanese pastries – adorable bite sized things that I kept eating even thought they were individually wrapped. Sugar is addictive and I know the immediate enjoyment pales in comparison to the neediness and struggle that ensue afterward. I want to keep more focused so I can feel more comfortable in my clothes (first goal) and my body (ultimate goal).
I called the life insurance agent yesterday and as she was gathering info for a quote, I had to admit to my weight. But I didn’t, I gave her my normal weight which still put me in the overweight BMR and gives me a higher rate. I know I weigh more than my normal weight at the moment.
This goal has been on my list every year since…well, I can’t remember it ever NOT being a goal. I hate to think that I will have this looming over me in my new decade. I really want to step up the focus on this one.
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