What is different this time?

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I suppose I am not the only one when I say that the one fear we have when we have lost lots of weight is putting it all back on.

So as I am getting nearer my goal I am putting some thought into how I can prevent this from happening this time. I am serious when I say that I want this to be the very last time I ever have to lose a significant amount of weight. A few pounds is fine but that is it.

Well as I stepped on the scale this morning the answer came to me! I should be finding it more difficult to lose weight as I get to my goal but actually in the past two weeks I am doing very well. So what has changed?

Exercise!! That is the difference. I have become more organised and committed to my exercise and I have started the 5k rookie training. So I am getting in exercise at least every second day and usually every day.

I have also joined the jump rope challenge and though I am not very good at it I managed 100 jumps on my first day. Like jogging, I know I will get better. I will do the Spark Jumping DVD today and see how I get on.

The last piece of the puzzle is strength training. I don’t like doing it but I know, like all the other things, I will once I start. I have two DVD’s of my own and all of the Spark videos so I have absolutely no excuses.

So when I reach my goal weight I have no intention of giving up my exercise and THAT is the difference which I know will keep me from gaining again! Exercise also seems to keep me from wanting to overeat.
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    I actually really enjoy the strength training, and like it even more when I can see the difference. I have biceps, can engage my core, even have calf muscles! I will never be defined, but feel good about being stronger. However jump rope is another matter all together, too hard on my wired up knee! Good on you for tackling it head on!
    3280 days ago
    That's great, you found the things that help you to propel forward! I'm happy that you joined the jump rope team and you got 100 jumps on 1st day, that's awesome! Enjoy exercises by doing things that you like and do various things for more challenge (avoid boredom, too :D) and change your routine at least after 6 weeks (to avoid plateau).

    Keep up your excellent effort!
    3285 days ago
    You are doing awesome. I can remember being a kid and playing jump rope everyday at recess. I never learned double dutch, but I did jump rope. I still remember some of the songs we use to jump rope to. Kids never thought of it as exercise though, we were playing. Maybe that is the key, we should be kids again. Remember hop scotch, that was my favorite, or dodge ball. That is probably why this country now has an obese population of kids, video games. I know you will maintain, I hope you stay on spark.
    3285 days ago
  • RUGGER611
    Keep up the great work! sounds like you are motivated and doing well! Congrats on setting some goals for yourself. I love how excercise makes me feel afterwards, wish I could bottle it up and remember that feeling for those days when I feel like being lazy! :)
    3285 days ago
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