Tuesday, December 8, 2009
nd week weigh-in at Jenny Craig and I maintained my weight loss. That is a good thing, my first week was big with an 8.2 pound loss and this week it is my time of the month. Generally I get bloated and having no weight gain is really a plus for me.
As far as my eating goes, I have been sticking to my plan. Adding my fruits and veggies to the JC food. Last Tuesday I went out for sushi with my friend Laura, we shared all of our food and I didn't overdo it. I did treat myself with a wine spritzer which I suspect the bartender added soda to instead of soda water but no biggie. When I make my own spritzers I add tonic water to cut down on the calories and will do that over the holidays too.
One more thing about the Jenny food - I've found an anytime bar I like, thanks Jericho! Jericho suggested I try the oatmeal raisin bar and I enjoy it. It is new and I think a great addition to the plan. I have been exercising, I continue to strive for at least an hour a day. I want to talk a little about exercise today.
I used to be an aerobics instructor. Yup. I was a fitness fanatic and exercised at least 2 hours a day 5 - 6 days a week. I LOVED fitness. I go through cycles of not exercising but I know the importance of exercise and really do strive to stay in shape. Until something comes up. And then I slack. I am once again adding exercise to my life in a way that works for me.
I have so many tools at my disposal in my home so that I can keep my exercise fun and interesting as well as challenging. Between my workout DVDs, Wii fitness games and Exercise TV and Jenny Craig Walking DVD I have tons of options. The key is ensuring that I actually get up off my butt and do it. I haven't missed a day in my EA SPORTS Challenge and look forward to working out.
Now that I am working out consistently I question why I haven't been doing this all along. And I push myself. The one thing that I have to remember is that this is a marathon, not a sprint. That is difficult for me. I am so used to exercising for 30 days and getting off the extra weight - which works when there are only 10 pounds to lose but I have 50 to lose. It didn't creep up overnight and it is not going away overnight. I tell myself this everyday otherwise I may end up exercising so much that I will hurt myself.
If you are working on weight loss give yourself a break too. Understand that this is a lifestyle change and commit to this for the long haul. And perhaps this will be the last time that we will have to fight to lose weight. I know this is my hope and I committed to being a healthier me!
One more thing - I've started documenting my journey on video too! Here is my second video