Monday, August 9, 2010

Get Up & Get Moving: Week 10

Back-to-school is here at my house. The kids go back this coming Wednesday. Hard to believe the summer is over already. I’m hoping with a few hours a day with only one child at home, I’ll be able to really tackle my weight lose goal with more exercise. It’s been raining cat and dogs here the last couple of days. This means my trusted old treadmill has been getting as much of a workout as I have. LOL. And that brings me to my tip this week.

With colder weather around the corner, it may be harder to get out walking or running. I know where I live there are two times a year where getting outside to get exercise is hard. Late summer and wintertime. It is either too hot or too cold. I’m sure a lot of you know what I mean. That’s when I break out the workout videos or get on my treadmill.

What has been a great motivator for me to get on the treadmill is catching up on my favorite shows. I tell myself the only way I can watch the latest episode of Lie To Me or Haven is if I hook up my laptop to the treadmill, turn it on, and start walking while watching whatever show on So far, it has worked and the best part . . . I’m so focused on the show I don’t even realize I’ve been walking for an hour. Of course, sometimes I put a movie in and then I really get a workout.

August 2, 2010 Weight 187

Goal weight by December 31, 2010 130

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Having a log can help you stay on track and really lets you see where you need to make improvements or adjustments to help shed those unwanted pounds.

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