Feb 21, 2011

Week 1 - Getting into the groove.

The goal for the next few weeks is to get into a groove. The first step is always the most uncertain. Every day we are faced with choices. Each choice has an effect on our success.

Each day, for me, I have the choice to sleep in or wake up and stay up when I take Moose out for his 5am potty. I know that for me, with school and work, often if I do not get a workout in first thing in the morning or at lunch, it will not happen. It is not that I don't have the intent to work out, it is that for me I keep stress bottled up in my neck/shoulders area and often by the end of the day I am tired physically and mentally. Working out in the morning or at lunch really sets the mood for me each day.

In the spring and summer when I commute to work by bike, I realize that my days are much brighter and I feel so much better.

So does that mean that morning workouts work for everyone? Not at all. For some, a late night workout or a lunch time workout is the best option. Whatever that option is, don't we owe it to ourselves to make even just 30 minutes a day ours?

This week is all about finding out what is going to work and what will not. So with that...

~Day 1 ~
This morning I worked out for a bit before getting a start on the day. I have another

Today I took my measurements and weighed in. At least I have lost weight in the past week, so that is a positive note on which to start.

I have about 40 lbs to lose. 4-0. 20# twice over.

Hello Jennifer? Yeah, Hi! This is reality calling. Moooooooooooooooo!

Holy mole, how did that happen? Oh yeah, right.... I know exactly how it happened. Food, lazy tendencies, and more food. I eat when I am stressed. I eat when I am down. I eat when I am happy. I celebrate and commiserate with food. And then at some point I sneak in a workout but only if I am really up to it.

So 40# of baggage to work though. OK, well that is doable. 40 is better than 100, right? So the fun has begun! :-)

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