Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Where Am I?

My body is adjusting and learning how to maintain its weight ... ya think? Second week in a row where the number on the scale remained the same and I am fine with it because the last couple of weeks I feel that I haven't been totally true to the journey.

I need to get my head back into the game instead of coasting along. There will be enough time for that when I'm at my journey's destination and then again .... I'm not so sure about that!

I've evidently learned some things because I didn't totally cave when I could have the last two weeks. I also made better choices than in my past attempts but that in no way means that I can do this without trying. I need to focus in on my day and my week. Set some parameters to help me succeed. Mainly, get back to the basics.

I stayed busy last week and was pretty active with the grandkids on our trip to Cincinnati. I went to the workout room once at the hotel for ten minutes but my heart (or head) wasn't in it and I didn't even break a sweat. I feel that I do need a good workout at least twice a week ... probably even more than that, but that should be the minimum. I really do think that proper eating is #1 but I'm pleased with the exercise that is toning and shaping my body. I finally am seeing a difference in my clothes and there are a couple of items I may be retiring from my closet.

So, all is good ... but it could be better!

2 comments:

NAN said...

Wish I had your commitment to exercise but I didn't even when I was a young woman. I move plenty but more just on errands, strolling or to clean my house! I never did care for physical education and I am really not a bit athletically inclined. So I watch what I eat and realize now that when my metabolism started slowing I should have limited calories and portion sizes. I can see a nice weight loss soon for you though!

Ann (-25 lbs in -60 lb challenge) said...

Oh, Sheilah, I could've written that:

"I need to get my head back into the game instead of coasting along. There will be enough time for that when I'm at my journey's destination and then again ..."

Every single time my mind wanders in that direction, I have to snap myself back with that same talk ... plenty of time for THAT after I reach my destination. Of course, I hope by THEN I won't want to go there, of course. lol

I ALSO could've written Nan's comment. I never had a great love of exercise, even as a skinny, atheltic kid. I wish I did, but it is WORK for me, mentally as much as physically. It just doesn't come naturally to some people, and I am one of those. I love that you have that drive and commitment, and I am trying to overcome my nature, by adding some form of exercise. It is not easy though. I LOVE that you used the hotel exercise room, even if just for 10 minutes. I've never been in one (the exercise room of a hotel). I may try it out on my next trip though. Maybe. We'll see ...

You can do this, Shielah! I know you can ...