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Week 3 - Wednesday: Thinking about working out...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Admittedly, I wanted to focus these first several weeks on food choices and not stress about working out, particularly because I can easily fall in to that "all or nothing" mentality.

"I missed my planned workout this morning, my whole day is blown" - which I know is a lie, because I could just try to get it in later or the next day. NOT striving for perfection is something I am working on.

But I don't think it's a bad thing to focus on the food and get that off to a good start first. Small wins and SMART goals. That is the logical side of me.

And then there's the issue of finding time to fit it in my schedule, which already seems hectic. That's the excuse-making side of me.

However, another small part of me wants to see the scale move down and is worried that exercising will cause muscle gain, which would be great - but opposite of moving the scale down.

This is the crazy part of me. Where do lies like that come from?

I mean I do want to start strength training at some point which should build muscle, but I'm not at a point where I can lift a ton. And I don't have to start with the strength training. We have a rowing machine - I should probably start there.

We have been going on more after dinner walks as a family (and our neighborhood is hilly), so I'm not completely avoiding exercise like a plague, but it's time to address those lies and get started moving more in Week 4.

Lessening the power of that dang scale, though, is still going to take time.
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