WALK IT OUT

My Before Picture

MY BEFORE PIC: August 17, 2011

Let me first say, sorry I haven’t updated in the last two weeks as far as my weight loss challenge I was away on family vacation.  For those of you who are just beginning to follow my journey.  I recently committed to a fitness challenge called “FINISH WHAT YOU STARTED”, however it hasn’t been going exactly as planned.  Let’s just say I almost finished before I started.

For me getting started is the really difficult part, as far as eating I really think I have the wrong mind set, I am always thinking if I don’t eat it today that tomorrow or the next day it won’t be around. I think to myself that I better eat it now because  I will never find anything as delicious.  I know it is ridiculous but this is really how I think.  I always want instant gratification, I have no desire to wait and reward myself at the end of the week.  I don’t want to have major restrictions on what I eat, I love food too much. Knowing this about myself I know a lot is going to be learning how to limit my portions and also find yummy  healthy  alternatives.

As far as working out goes, I don’t mind a good workout, however  I need to get in better cardiovascular shape in order to be able to workout and not feel like I am about to keel over.  Today was a great day to get back to business the morning was cooler than it’s been in a while and I had no other plans so I decided I would join a group a friends who walk every Wednesday as I group.  This was perfect for me because sometimes I find it hard to get out the door.  Having the support makes working out more fun for me that is, however I feel like sometimes it can be a distraction as well.  I say it can be a distraction because usually you are not focused on the mission at hand because you are so caught up socializing.

What are your thoughts on it…is it better to work out with a partner or does it just slow you down?

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5 comments
Laura of Lauralovinglife
Laura of Lauralovinglife

Hi! I just found your blog yesterday from a tweet by Josie. Love the video post, by the way. Great way to get yourself out there. Anyway, yeah, working with a workout partner really is great. It's not usually what I do, because I really like using my workout time to be by myself--no kids around, no husband, nobody to jabber on to. I just like being alone. However, having a workout buddy does always help me get out the door. Only weird thing about it is when your workout buddy is above or below your normal ability. One lady I run with is WAY better than me, and we always split up after about 5 minutes. I still like that we help each other get out there, but we don't stick together. Another workout partner of mine is a walker, and I'm more of a runner. She's my sister though, and I want to help her out... plus, with her I really do like to jabber away the miles.

Devona
Devona

I much prefer my music and me. I actually get annoyed when I'm on my walk and people start talking to me. But, then again, I am also annoyed when I'm driving and someone interrupts my music and me. Whatever you have to do to stay motivated, do it. It will all be fine when you're where you want to be.

Kimberly
Kimberly

I like working out with a buddy. It keeps me motivated and keeps my mind off of the fact that I'm working out. BTW, I love that photo! Your arms already look toned and your shadow looks like the long and lean woman you will be at the end of your journey.

Mushy Mamma
Mushy Mamma

Yes so true, I had my iPod but didn't want to be rude so didnt use it. I so hate when I am on a road trip listening to my jams and someone is talking my head off, I just wish I could drive and everyone else passout asleep, LOL

Mushy Mamma
Mushy Mamma

Kim... then we must get to working out together. Thanks for the compliment, I pray that I will be trim and slim again soon.