So I am sitting here after spending 45 min. on my treadmill. My legs have tiny explosions throughout as my muscles relax from the effort. I kind of have a love/hate relationship with my treadmill. I enjoy walking and want to work up to running but the process of getting there kind of sucks. I have never been a runner and running with a 40 something year old bladder and the added weight isn't much fun. The reason I want to work up to running? You can get a higher calorie burn in a faster amount of time than with walking. Fortunately my treadmill is in the family room with the TV. My hubby hooked up a long cord for my ear buds so I can listen to a show on my DVR or a movie on Netflix without bothering the rest of the family.
I have started back on my weight loss journey after taking a break for many months. (broken foot, holidays, sinus infection for 3 months and 4 antibiotics, antibiotic induced tendonitis) Anyhoo, it always amazes me how fast you can lose fitness when you don't exercise.
I also started using my Spark People tracking for my nutrition/fitness/weight loss. I absolutely hate counting calories and this is the place I have found that makes it easiest for me. It comes with reports that you can view in graphs or pie charts that show your progress. ooohhh, pictures!
I had to put in my weight and measurements in when I started tracking and imagine my dismay when the little arrow went the wrong way. I have gained weight since I was doing this about a year ago. It is frustrating when you realize you are the kind of person who can't trust yourself with unconscious eating. As much as I hate calorie counting I am beginning to realize that it is something I will have to do for for the rest of my life if I want to get my weight down to where I want it and then maintain it.
It is kind of like marriage after dating. You don't just say, oooh, now I'm married, I don't have to work on it any more. You can't just lose the weight and think you don't have to work on it any more.
So here I go, starting up a process that I have started many times before, hoping this time I will stick with it and do it right!