Thanks to everyone for the support on my “get healthy” plan. This isn’t going to turn into a weight loss blog, but I will probably update y’all on my progress from time to time.
What’s amazing to me is how much better I feel by just having a plan. I know it’s just mental so far, but I am absolutely amazed at the change just having made this decision, laying out the goals, and committing to the plan has made. I feel lighter, I feel positive, and I feel for the first time really that this is something I can accomplish.
I’m also finding it easier to make healthier eating choices, or at least to take stock of the nutritional value of the food I’m eating & not to “waste” my calories on food that isn’t even that good (there was sub-par cheese involved in today’s lunch. I ate 2 cubes and decided that it was not worth it).
But I have just realized how completely out of shape I am. I mean, I knew I was out of shape, but DAMN. I took a look at the videos on SparkPeople (they have videos! Did you know that? Free workout videos!) and did a short 10 minute “jump start” cardio one. I stuck with the low impact version of the video and, hello, broke a sweat during a 10-minute video! But that combined with my walk to class today* from work (1.2 miles round trip) made for quite the amount of exercise.
*During which I discovered that I totally walk in time with whatever was playing on my iPod. You shoulda seen me walking strutting to a little Kanye West this afternoon. I’ve also been doing a lot more walking – to Mindy’s house, to the library, will be walking to Mindy’s and then yarn shop tomorrow after work – instead of driving to places that are close enough to walk to. I’m also hoping the weather will cooperate and allow me to walk around the park that’s about 2 blocks away a few times on Saturday mornings for the next few weeks.