I'm up and ready to work out in just a few (0530). I got up at 0445 so that I'd have plenty of time to wake up and do an extra long workout today. I can't wait! **UPDATE** I worked out with my oldest DD for 85 minutes!
I started the 2nd workout on my Beginner's Shred yesterday and boy did it kick my tail! Whew! But I'm not going to give up. Anything worth doing is hard at first. I was so sore after my workout I went and took a hot bath to relax my muscles, especially in my legs! I took all day before I worked out yesterday. Finally did around 4 PM. I had talked myself completely out of it, but then I remembered that when I jumped on the scale that morning I had lost a pound. I don't want to gain that pound back, I want it to stay away. And I know exercise has a large role to play in that. How I eat does too, they work together.
Also, there are three big red X's on my calendar that mark the days I did not work out. I don't want another red X, I want to see my green check marks! I'm sore, I'm tired, but I'm 'in it to win it'! This is different from the other times I 'tried'. I'm not doing a gimmick diet, I'm not going at it half-a$$ed. I pushing my limits, I'm working as hard as I can, and I'm not going to give up.
A quick word on 'diets'. The word 'diet' simply means what you eat, but has gained bad connotations from the world of fad diets. Going on a temporary died does you no good. Oh it might work at first, but you will gain the weight back once you go back to eating normal. I'm changing the way I eat, for life. I have diabetes and can't afford to go back to the way I was eating. I'll be perfectly honest and tell you that I had a bowl of pasta the other night. I couldn't even eat all of it, it made me so sick. I felt horrid. And I know my glucose went up because it was higher than normal in the morning. How many times must I learn this lesson? Some things are just off limits to me now. No pasta. I have whole buckwheat soba noodles, and that is about as close as I can get to having pasta.
And I've learned that diabetes is a progressive disease. I must control it with diet and exercise while I can, in hopes that it does not get worse. Losing even 10 pounds will improve my diabetes. It's nothing to fool around with. I've noticed that my feet go numb with cardio exercise, like walking or step aerobics. Not a good sign. I'll be going to see my diabetic counselor next week (I hope).
My new incentive program is working! We don't have the actual money in the bank right now (see last two blogs) so I'm keeping track of it on a spreadsheet, which I will continue to do because I don't get money for losing the same pound twice. If I get back up to 259 and have to get back down to 258 again, no money for that pound a second time. Ten dollars per pound, and week of fitness goals met and every time I hit 10K steps. That last one is hard. My daily goal is 6k steps. Reaching 10k is hard for me as I sit a lot teaching the kids. I'm hoping this will be incentive to get off my rear!