Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Mamavation Monday...errr, Wednesday

I keep meaning to post my weekly Mamavation Monday post to share with you my journey to becoming healthier and more fit. I just have been motivated - I think because I'm not really progressing, which makes me feel like my post won't be motivating and who wants to post a downer post?

Unfortunately, like many people, I tend to use my weight as one benchmark on this journey and it is just not cooperating. Some travel, some dining out, some desserts, and some more, I'm sure, have left me maintaining at best - there have been days (yes, I weigh daily, even though you aren't supposed to) where I have been up and thankfully, days where I am right where I have been since the end of summer.

The good news is that I did fully return to my workout routine this week. Two weeks ago, you may recall, I took a break because I had a cold and couldn't breath and felt that the rest was a good thing for my body. It was. Then last week, I did only cardio workouts and only 3 of the 5 days, due to my schedule. This week, I have resumed the 30 Day Shred Challenge, followed by 2 miles of Walk at Home with Leslie Sansone. I jumped back in at Level 3. Guess What?!? When you take a couple weeks off, it is an intense workout and I can feel it in my muscles the next day (at least in my legs). My plan is to continue the 30 Day Shred, which will wrap up for me at the end of the month. Then, I plan to restart P90X - which will carry me through the end of January.

I feel so much better when I am eating right and working out. Now that fall sports are over, I need to figure out my schedule and find a new Weight Watchers meeting that will work for me. My husband has class the night of my regular meeting and dragging two kids along is more work than I want it to be.

I know that with a renewed focus on my diet and the further discipline of maintaining my food log online with eTools, accompanied with a return to P90X, that I can move past this plateau. I must say, I am thankful that at least with my regular exercise and the lifestyle changes that I have made as a member of Weight Watchers, I have been able to maintain. In years gone by, a lack of focus on eating could have been a bigger issue.

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Lena B said...

With You 100% on everything. I feel so much better when doing the right thing. Good Luck

lorrie said...

good luck with your diet and exercise hope you have a great week hugs

Rachel said...

Good luck this week getting back on a daily routine; I need to do the same . . . I've gotten in the "three times a week" habit and it's helping me lose a pound or two but I'm not just knocking the numbers down like I used to.