Saturday, October 9, 2010

From Mid April until now, I have lost 35 lbs. This is how I did it.

When the Y said they were closing the hot tub, I started going there as much as I could because I just had to use it while it was still there. This started a routine of Mon, Wed, Fri that I would go work out. It was almost no fail. If I didn't feel like it, I still went. I made the time, because I liked how it makes me feel.
My goal is to be there for at least two hours. That was easy to do when I wasn't working during 7 weeks out of the summer. Now, that I am working, it's not quite two hours but I really try to get a good workout in. I do different things to keep from getting bored. I walk around the inside track. I have my mp3 player for music. I have the basketball players to watch. If I feel like getting some reading in, I ride a bike. If I feel like watching tv, I use the elliptical machine. All I have to do is plug in my head phones and I can choose the tv station. This is a treat for me since I don't have cable tv. The program on the machine lasts on 1/2 hour but sometimes I am so into what I am watching that I will reset it and go for another 1/2 hour. In June, I started swimming laps. I have always enjoyed swimming but the main pool has only certain times you can swim where the lap pool is open all the time. I am not one to usually say that things happen for a reason but the closing of the hot tub forever and the closing of the pool to fix the drains has made some positive changes in my exercise levels. I no longer just go once to three times a month.

I really crave working out. I believe it helps me keep a level head. I am more calm and relaxed and if I have anything bothering me after a good work out, I feel a lot better.

On the days, that I don't go to the Y. I try to walk my dogs or find another way to get a little workout in. But that hasn't been happening too much lately.

Well, I am just going to leave you with this part, because I have a very sore back and can't type too much more.

1 comment:

Campbell said...

Just wanted to say how impressed I am at not only your weigh loss but also the way you've gone about it.

Great stuff!