Wednesday, June 25, 2008
The Summer of Me
I finally put batteries in my weight scales. I always knew I was overweight and I thought I roughly knew how much I weighed. It turns out I'm 10 pounds heavier than I thought I was. So in order to obtain a healthy BMI, I need to lose 20 pounds. So I've joined Christie's new challenge - The Summer of Me Weight Loss Challenge. I tried a different weight loss challenge earlier this year and failed miserably, but I think I'm ready now. Even though 20 pounds is my ultimate goal, I'm sticking with 10 pounds for now. No point killing myself and going too overboard.
On Monday, I officially began my weightloss regime, we'll call it. I walk at least half an hour everyday, usually uphill with a double pushchair. But to step it up further I've been using my long-neglected running machine and am aiming to buy a step aerobics DVD soonish and alternate between the two. I'll possibly check the loft for an old Yoga book I had once. I've cut out crap from my diet (goodbye KitKat Chunkys, we had a good thing going there for awhile) and this is really happening. I really will change my life by doing this. No more double-chins. No more 'god, how fat do I look in this' thoughts. I'm not happy with the way I look, I'm changing it. My life is in my hands. Come join me. We'll have fun doing it.
This is day three of my running. I know now why they say exercise can stave off low levels of depression. I feel great after I've run. And I get this crazy thoughts whilst running, like maybe I want to take the running to another level. Like a marathon. Not like the London marathon but like a 5K or whatever other smaller marathons that people do. I think I'd feel a real sense of accomplishment if I did something like that. We'll see. I think I need to get through a couple more weeks of consistent exercise before I start giving myself ideas.
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