First Stage - Exercise Plan Implemented.
Thursday, May 31, 2007
I developed an exercise program that I enjoy and can maintain. This has been a major undertaking as I did not like exercise and it has taken me a while to master this part of my plan. However, I know that if I am to remain active and healthy I need to find activities I enjoy that will improve my physical abilities. I am so delighted that I look forward to exercising. I use the Firm Workouts and as a member of the Firm Believer's Team the 30/60 challenge has been a real motivating force in keeping me accountable. In between, I am branching out and getting more involved in fun activities in the community. For example, I rode in the Heart and Stroke Big Bicycle ride (30 women ride on one enormous bike and pedal up and down hills for about 20-30 minutes) ... something I would never dream of doing before. I go to Curves twice a week and engage in walking, dancing, swimming, and trampolining on my 'free days'. The greatest benefits are improved endurance, flexibility, strength, agility, and a more consistent and positive mood.
With exercise success, I am ready to move on, add and focus on the nutritional component. Along with planning meals and tracking, I will focus on portion control as I adhere to my food plan. On June 4th I will begin my 'steak' and see how many days I can follow my plan perfectly. I have started a Firm Diet Challenge as I know I benefit from the encouragement and accountablity that this affords.