Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A Necessary Evil


I exercise. Some. I have never, every been regular at it though.  I'll do the pilates video for a couple of weeks - and then ignore it.  I'll get on the treadmill for a week or so - then let the dust collect.  Same with weights, same with Wii Fit.  Same with it all.  I'll wake up with good intentions but eventually it poops out. 

Well, I've been looking forward to Allans Phase 4 challenge.  It required a 1200 calories diet, more water than you can imagine and exercise.  I've got the 1200 calories and the mega water down.  No problem.  Both have now become a habit.  I like that habit.  Exercise has never been a habit. I am SO looking forward to the end of several weeks of regular exercise so I can feel that exercise is a habit. 

The amount required will differ and increase from week to week.  Which is nice.  I am going to do what is asked as well as I have some increased goals as I know I can do more. 

One of the main "excuses" that I have always made is that there is no time and I hate to exercise in front of people.  Well, my first change is going to be bedtime and what time I wake up. I am going to wake up early to do the Wii Fit daily.  Yesterday I did the exercised that were asked plus some other strength training on the Wii.  This morning I just did some fun games on the Wii Fit.  10 minutes of Hula Hoop is fun but it also it a workout!  Tomorrow I plan to do that same as Monday. 

It's also time to dust off the treadmill.  This cannot be done in the morning as it is in the living room and we have a small house and I would wake every one.  Not going to happen.  So - my plan is to use it in the evening.  So today I got on for 30 minutes of walking.  I'm never going to be a runner or even a super fast walker with my ankle but just walking is good for me. 


Today's Eats:
Ham & Egg beaters = 120
Lime Yogurt = 100
Salad = 120
Apple Stew = 350
Buffalo Chicken Pie = 465
Pea Pods = 35
Total = 1190 calories

Yes, I know I ate the same things as yesterday but as least I didn't have to cook.  Actually, I did bake. I made banana amish cupcakes with chocolate frosting.  Gave them to the kids and the daycare kid.  They told me they tasted great!  :-)


  1. You don't have to run. You just have to move. I have lost most of my weight by just walking and have only recently added running and other fitness activity in to my routine.

    Awesome job on getting the exercise in and finding different ways to do it. The exercise that is for you is the one that you will do.

  2. Rooting for you to get exercise as a regular feature in yer life debbi. I love the Wii Fit Rhythm boxing....i progressed to using some wrist-weights while doing it, and boy, does it get the heart pumping.

  3. That's great that you're getting motivation for exercise from this challenge! I was doing so well during the Hot 100 but I've fallen off and haven't regained my momentum. Arg! I will.

  4. You said you've done one activity for a while, then ignored it.. do you think maybe keeping more variety in would help? I still have to force myself most of the time- but variety helps a LOT! Now that this cold/cough is on it's way out, I've been getting back to it. Just an idea! :) IDK if I'll ever be a runner either, but I'd like to be. The more weight I take off, and the more I build up the muscles, the easier it gets- I promise! I have a crazy knee, a weak ankle, and a history of sciatica. And earlier this week in Zumba class, I actually did all the jumping moved for the FIRST time ever! Try not to convince yourself that it'll never happen, because you never know!


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