Now I’m not a huge fan of horses, sorry horse lovers, but they are huge and while they are very kind I’m pretty sure they sense my weakness as soon as I get on them and they proceed to exploit it. My family can surely attest to this…cue photograph of me on an old half dead horse standing completely still with me on top crying…yes my family took the time to take that shot. Who can blame them? It’s pretty damn funny stuff. Anyway lucky for me I am not referring to an actual horse in this case.
Full disclosure, the last couple weeks have been rough. Between being out of town and then sick I haven’t worked out since President’s day….February 17th….three weeks ago! I did a double take when I looked at the calendar. The good news is that when I finally made it to my Weight Watchers meeting last Thursday I had still lost 1lb! I was totally shocked! I’m considering this a testament to months of hard work and more importantly new routines. Even though I wasn’t tracking or popping in an exercise DVD I was still making good choices. I went for walks not because they were on my to do list, but because I wanted to. I ate regular portions and tried to make good food choices to offset my lack of activity and it paid off. To be honest it was super helpful to have these three weeks. It proved to me that I can take the pressure off myself and still continue in the right direction. If I miss a couple workouts it’s ok, and it’s ok if you do the same. I’ve felt a twinge of failure for not having broken into the 100’s yet and that was bringing me down….and slowing things down even further. Ironically three weeks of no exercise has brought me out of that. So this week I’m getting back on the exercise train (I know I said horse earlier…but I just can’t do it). Back to Zumba, JM DVDs and maybe even venturing outside if the weather permits! How’s everyone out there doing? What’s been motivating you?