Fitness Notes

Hi Fit Family!

Do what feels comfortable and natural, and always remember: Slow and steady wins the race!

It has been a while since I've written a post about fitness. The holidays are hard to get through when other people buy food for you! I will report that although I did not do horrible and resisted much and ate well in between, I did fall for temptations. I had no wine over the New Years!  Yeah me!  But we did buy some stuff for nachos, but one has to splurge every now and then, so it was a soft splurge, so I felt okay.

Yesterday I was going to be back on track and then someone brought donuts to the break room and then there was birthday cake! Ah! I resisted the donuts until about 11 a.m. and then decided that was lunch after I caved.

So today I'm getting back on track eating!

I have been keeping up exercising though.  Yeah me!  I had been doing some videos on Youtube, but found that the time it took to choose one was too time consuming and making me not want to do it.  So I choose an online exercise challenge for 60 days and hubby has agreed to join me.  We have done 4 days.  The challenges do not take as long as I would like, but they are every day rather than 3 times a week, so hopefully that will equal up.  At least I'm moving!  And hubby is moving! I feel as if I'm not fighting to do these and it is comfortable and natural, so I am remembering that slow and steady wins the race!

I have not lost any weight over the last few weeks, but I have not gained any either.  My weight keeps going up and down around the 15 lb weight loss.  Maybe today I can commit to a week of being good eating and get it down another pound.  Oh, and I made two meal preps for lunch with chicken and rice so I have lots of protein which is what I need!

Sorry for the long post, but it's been a while.  That's the update!

Comments

Bastet said…
I was wondering if like me, you were still working toward a fitness/weight goal. Do you still use your Fitbit to help out with activity tracking?

The holidays sure are a hard time to get through with gatherings, food gifts and alcohol. You achieved a better result than me. I gained over the holiday period but then again, I wasn't particularly good. I restarted my exercise program about 2 weeks before Christmas and am going strong and consistent with that. I figure the weight will come off over time but I’m not overly strict with food or exercise. I managed to lose about 9 kgs (20lbs) last year (& haven't put it all back on) - so can do it again. I think it is about finding what you can manage and stick to. I’m more interested in a long-term solution so going slow is ok for me as it means I’m changing habits. Cheat days are good but I try save them for events – birthdays, social gatherings with friends, etc.- during the year. The hardest part for me is that I enjoy baking and so to avoid the urge to splurge, I have to put my energy into other types of cooking that is lower in calories. I’m still using my Fitbit to help out with the activity and I also use another app, MyFitnessPal, for the food logging.

Good luck with your fitness goals this year.
I'm not doing so good, but I'm not doing so bad either. Every day I try to convince myself to start over. What is your ID on FMP?

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