Friday, January 16, 2009
Today, I am the featured guest over at Wii Fit Mom's Fitness Friday.
I have used my Wii Fit for 9 days in a row. A couple of the days I was only able to log in and do the body tests. But I'm trying to make sure I at least do that much. Three days this week (Sun, Mon, Tues), I did ALL of the Yoga and Strength Training sets that don't require floor space. I just don't have a place to do that right now. (And I'm not sure I'm up to the poses yet!) Also, for the first time this week, I added in some other exercise. I walked 30 minutes two days and 15 minutes another day, so I entered this on my activity log. (To do this, just click on the chart icon on the main screen.) I haven't spent as much time on the Balance Games or the Aerobics section.
On the water/Pepsi front.....I'm not drinking as much Pepsi as "normal" for me. But I have been drinking too much. I did avoid it all together on Monday and Tuesday. But I think I've had some every other day this week. :(
Emotionally, this has been a rough week. One day while walking (and very sore from yoga and strength training) I kept asking myself, "Why am I doing this?" I know my health with be better for longer if I lose the weight. I know I'll be able to play with my kids more. I know I'll be able to buy clothes that fit me and flatter me. But then the voices reminded me, my health is good right now. And I can run from the car to the store with my kids. And I have a closet full of clothes that fit me.
One thing I really struggle with is : This has to be a life altering experience. I can't look at this as a temporary fix to get me to goal and then life can return to "normal'. There has to be a new normal. I need to learn to like healthy foods, and learn to avoid or greatly reduce unhealthy foods----forever! I will need to exercise for the rest of my life. Maintaining won't be easy, but it will easier if I don't try to take short cuts on the way to the goal.
This week, my weight and BMI has gone up and down. Yesterday morning I weighed in at 268--one pound less than last week. But I've been up to 272 this week as well, so I'm not really sure where I ended up.
Last week, the Wii Fit Mommies passed on three blog awards to me. While I am thrilled to accept the award, I have decided not to "do" awards anymore because they cause me great stress. Last time I posted one, I spent several hours trying to figure out who to "award". I didn't want to bother someone. I didn't want to send it to someone who didn't know me or my blog. It just stressed me out. These are the awards I was given. And I pass them on to any of my readers who would like to take one.