Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I can totally do this

I'm pleased to report I had a butt kicking water aerobics class last night and I still got up and did some elliptical at 6am. Sure, it was only 15 minutes but I plan on increasing that every day as I get used to getting out of bed early.

I've been fooling myself thinking 2 or 3 days of exercise is enough and it needs to be double that. Back when I lost 100 pounds I was working out 6 days a week. While Weight Watchers is working really well for me I need and WANT to average 2 pounds a week instead of 1.

I plan on going to my water aerobics class Monday and Wednesdays after work. All other days will be up early doing BL Yoga, Elliptical or other various DVDs. Maybe even an extended dog walk in the morning with the husband. Saturdays will be a long walk with the dogs or a trip to the gym if the weather is bad and Sundays will be my day off. I'm going to make a chart of my schedule and tape it to my alarm clock :)

I'm trying to take advantage of all the help that's available to me. I've been reading the material Weight Watchers gives me and more than once so it really sinks in! I've also just downloaded a ton of Jillian podcasts to listen to in the car on my hour-each-way drive. These things are there to help me and it's time I used them to help motivate me and educate me.

If anyone has any more Podcast suggestions I'll take 'em. :)


  1. isn't it funny how we fool ourselves into thinking we are doing the best we can, just so that we don't have to work any harder? It's so awesome that you have enough courage to be self-reflective and can catch yourself!

    Working your way up is a great idea, congratulations on getting up early and getting your butt to the gym! Every day counts, so keep it up!

    You are doing awesome!

  2. I'm 40, thus it's not so easy for me to lose weight, and I go to the gym for an hour or two most days, bike everywhere, walk the dog, etc., and I'm lucky if I lose a pound per week. I probably eat/drink too much to be considered "dieting", but even when I get to goal weight (15 more pounds), I won't change my eating or exercise habits, because this is how I live now.

  3. That little extra effort can make such a huge difference - both physcially and mentally. When you set the bar a little higher you are challenging yourself to reach beyond what you thought were your limits. I bet you will be very happy with just how far you can go.

  4. I was just thinking the same thing this morning about the number of work outs required. At 49, and soon to be 50, I am slowly realizing that it takes working out almost everyday for me to have any weight loss at all. Even though I stay busy, our modern lifestyle just doesn't require as many calories as it did in days past, yetwe have far more calories available to us. I use to think of workouts as a luxury, something I didn't have time to do everyday. But I am starting to see that they really are necessary, especially for women, and the need increases with every year of age!

  5. I love how you are taking advantage of all of your resources.

    I use the Couch to 5K podcast to help me with running.

    Great effort though! I need to get aboard your train.