Friday, March 27, 2015
FF: Why Exercise Matters and Why I am Not
I have lost 10 pounds in the last few months and that is great. It feels like it is going so slow and I am feeling awfully discouraged. But I know it is awesome, I just can't wrap my mind around it. My first tend pound reward was a haircut, and my next is going to be a pedicure. So I have about 8 pounds to go.
I have not been able to exercise in a long time, which has been so hard. Exercise is really not all you need to do to loose weight. Let's face it, it is a small percentage really. Diet and mind set are the biggest tools you have. I have found, and others that I have talked to about these same things, all agree that with exercise comes the mindset.
I was telling a friend the other day that when I exercise I feel strong. I feel capable, like I could do anything.
Which brings me back to why I have not been exercising. A few weeks ago my kids caught the stomach flu. It was a weird one too, and I ended up living much like a zombie, sleeping with vomiting children. Finally when the kids were better I got a chance to go to the gym and what do I do? I fall off the treadmill.
I hurt my hip pretty bad and ended up trying to rest it a little. That's when things started to feel a little better and than, I thought, "Hey, I'm going to drop a crib on my foot."
It was and still is not pretty. Open toed shoes are my friend right now... ok, my old Birkenstocks, but you know what I mean. They are the only ones that don't push down on that toenail which is a very interesting shade of black right now.
I started favoring that foot which made me tweak my ankle slightly and that was the same side that my hip was hurt so that pain is back now too.
Did I tell you I was signed up to run the Pear Blossom Race in a little over two weeks?
It's not looking good. I am thinking I will have to give my ticket to one of the kids.
I am feeling encouraged, though, after a wonderful visit with a friend going through the same thing I am. I know I can do this. I have done it before. And As soon as I can slip on those tennis shoes I will be back at it. I am determined!
In the mean time, it is important to keep my focus. To watch what I eat and keep to the plan. Exercise or no. Loosing weight is so much easier with exercise, but it is only part of it. The greatest thing anyone can do on a journey like mine is to keep believing in yourself.
Most inspiring post this week:
Video Funny of the Week:
I must be behind the times because I have never heard of Parkour... but I am thinking this is probably not the sport for klutz like me....