It’s been a week since starting my “42 Days to Fit” challenge and since a bunch of you said you were going to do it with me, I thought we should check in.
So far I have lost a whopping ONE POUND. I know it’s not much, but I’m not too disappointed. In the past I will do these crazy diets and lose a bunch of weight, but then I am anxious to get back to normal and I gain the weight back once I have met my goal. So I have a new plan. Here it is: Don’t do that!
Instead, I am using the 42 Days ebook as a guide to change my lifestyle. This past week it’s been about going off of sugar, drinking more water (which I need to do more) and exercising. I think that’s enough change for one week, don’t you? I have never really exercised with regularity, so it’s been a big difference in my life.
Every morning I try to convince myself to stay in bed. “Just this one day,” I tell myself, “won’t hurt anything.”
But then I think about my kids and how they have started getting up early too. Noah is walking with me on the days I walk and that has been so nice! He talks to me about his life and at 14, I don’t get to talk with him much so I am treasuring that. Our road is a sweet, simple place to walk. We love to look at the little houses along the way.
On the alternate days when I’m just exercising in my room by myself I am more tempted to skip it. But so far I have made myself get up and do it. It’s a whole new Lisa!
Another thing I am doing is T-Tapp Basic Workout Plus. Have you heard of it? It’s a 15 minute workout that I had great success with a few years ago. It’s not too terribly hard and I really feel better after I do it (which is unusual since I mostly feel worse after exercising). I am doing that 3x a week (the same day I am doing some, not all, of the core workout, which is making me so sore!)
I can’t say my meals have been super great. I’m not pigging out, but I know they could be lower in calories. But for me, the sad truth is, if I jump into something drastic I will be miserable and not stick to it. I know myself. I’m weak. Not eating sugar has been such a big change that I will have to work slowly into watching calories too.
I have a long way to go y’all!
I’m not going to rush it.
So how about you? Are you making an effort to get fit?
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