New Day, New President, New Hope!
Now, I know this is a fitness blog, but I gotta shout just one more time for our new President, Barack Hussein Obama!! Yess! Happy dance for the next six months at least!!
Now that the election is over, I have time to pick up where we left off! Since my last entry, I have lost 3.4 more pounds bringing my total pounds lost to 20!! It hasn't been effortless - I have been working my butt off, literally!
Which brings me to today's topic - Want Results? Ya Gotta Do the Work!
Folks, Healthy eating (notice that I didn't say Diet) and exercise go hand in hand. To lose weight, you must burn more calories than you take in- simple.
Yes, yes, I know about your cousin Pookey that just ate less , laid around on the couch all day and then the pounds just magically dropped off. First off, Pooky is throwing you a load of b.s. When you are not around, she's sweating to the oldies and doing the thighmaster. She never liked you so she is trying to keep you fat...
Secondly, on the slim chance that she does have that lucky metabolism, I think that we can safely assume that you don't. You can test this theory by eating and laying about. If your backside is getting bigger, well, sorry you aren't one of the chosen ones.
Look, I hate exercising too. And to add to my misery, studies have shown that to effectively lose weight, you have to do at least 90 minutes of moderate exercise (that means sweating after 10 minutes and being able to barely hold a conversation while working out) A DAY!! I break mine up by power walking in the wee hours of the morning before work and 30 min of ergo-biking at nite. So far, except for a period when I was building muscle, the weight and the clothes sizes keep dropping!
As I stated in an earlier post, find what you like and do it! Or suck it up and just do it, but do it! Your heart, your body and your back fat will thank you for it!
I'm a little keyed up tonite, but I am so inspired! I gave myself a goal (again) to be at goal weight by the end of next summer. That is realistic and very do-able! Can I do it this time? YES I CAN!! And you can too!
Til next time! Keep sweating!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008