State of the Weight Wednesday {On Thursday}

Life gets away from me most days.  Blah blah.  Whatever.

So the weight loss is going…. slowly.  But steadily?  I guess?  I have been steadily inching downward on the scale, although much slower than I would like.  I still haven’t figured out the right balance of eating enough and varying my exercise routine to achieve a better burn.  So because I don’t eat enough {in my opinion}, my body is probably holding onto energy more than it would if I ate more.  But I don’t really have time to think about eating most days so I’ll have to figure something out.  Maybe keep a fruit bowl at work for snacking.

I’m also stuck in a bit of a cardio rut.  I don’t mean to be.  I actually hate cardio.  But it’s the easiest and most convenient way for me to exercise so if it comes down to running on the treadmill or not exercising at all, I’m going to run on the treadmill.  I don’t have time to go to a gym.  I don’t have any weightlifting equipment at my house.  I hate the 30 Day Shred because I find it extremely boring and repetitive.  The only exercise that I really enjoy is playing tennis, and I am only able to do that twice a week.  And twice a week is not enough exercise for me.  So I’m at yet another standstill.  I’m thinking of getting the Insanity workout DVDs.  I don’t mind workout videos, but I just can’t stand the 30DS.  I hate doing the same thing over and over and over for what has been minimum results in my experience.  I mean, I consider myself to be an athlete.  An overweight one, but I get out there on the tennis court twice a week and go ham, so I know I’ve got it in me.  It just has to be something I enjoy.  So I’m hoping that I will enjoy the Insanity workout because the results I have been seeing are pretty amazing.

But on the positive side, I did lose 11 pounds and 6.5 inches overall over the past 10 weeks.  My group weight loss challenge ended last Thursday, and I won second place for overall inches lost!  So that was exciting, and I could definitely use the prize money that I won.  And I weighed myself this morning just for kicks, and it looked like I was down another pound-ish.  The next challenge starts on June 27, so I hope to continue what I have started.

So my goal this week is to try to find some ways to add some variation to my exercise at home.  Whether it be Insanity, buying a kettle bell and some hand weights, or just finding some new ways to use my own body weight to exercise, I need to shake it up a little.

I haven’t really set a weight goal for myself.  I have a lot of weight to lose, so it’s hard to see that large a number all at once.  I wonder if I should set a monthly or quarterly goal instead.  Okay, how about this: I’d like to lose 20 pounds from now to the end of September.  Then we’ll see where to go from there.

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