Denial. Well not quite but I haven't weighed myself today as I reckon I've put on 3lb judging by my jeans and belly. I worked out twice and didn't really follow my 1970's diet last week. My bear head is returning and I've lost my way. When I started this blog just over a year ago it worked as I really focused on writing down what I ate, filled in my exercise log and other recorded other diet related matters. I would also chuck in some 1970's nostalgia for good measure. Then I found my ranty voice and people enjoyed this as did I writing them. However this has come at a price - my weight loss has come to a grinding halt or very little progress. This is the only reason the blog was worth doing in the first place. I think you're all aware by now that I'm not really that fussed about rankings, stats etc. I don't even share my blog on facebook as I want to keep it anonymous as possible only the chosen few know of its very existence and that's the way I like it.
So I need to get back to basics. My blog is going to revert back to weight loss and updates. My friend Cath's most recent post also gave me a bit of inspiration. She's not fat at all but just couldn't get her butt into gear with regard to exercise even though if she doesn't, there is a higher risk of her cancer returning. See her blog post here to give you some inspiration. She has vowed to work out 5 times a week and given that her two are both at school this is very achievable.
So to kick off my attempt at refocusing my mind and goals I worked out to The Biggest Loser for 37 minutes today. It was knackering but worth it. I think Cath makes a valid point - some people are scared to work out and really sweat. That feeling of pushing your body to its limits does make us come up with any excuse not to work out. Its very similar to being scared of being hungry - a lot don't like that feeling (I know I didn't when pregnant) but its essential if you want to lose weight and you can learn to enjoy it. Ultimately working out until you're gasping is not going to kill you. You will recover and you will feel better afterwards. The same can be said of being hungry - I reckon the vast majority of us could easily survive a few months with very little of no food.
I am working out tomorrow with the Wii dance with wrist weights, hopefully bike ride on Wednesday, Thursday The Biggest Loser again and Friday Your Shape workout.
Until next time....