Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Working Out

Many of you have asked privately or on the blog's Facebook page what physical activity I am doing to lose weight. I blush every time I am asked this question because I simply do not workout. But, I have a reason for that one.

I wanted to document that anyone can lose weight by controlling their food alone. Sure, it took me a lot longer to do it but I wanted to prove that someone with limited mobility or a complete lack of time can still lose weight. I wanted to show that there are no excuses why you cannot improve your health and body.

Now that I have shown a loss of over fifty pounds, I want to reevaluate my schedule and activity level. Even though I have lost a large amount of weight, I want to begin getting in shape and toning up.

I lost about sixty pounds six or seven years ago. That was pre-baby and before my body decided to be super stubborn. I worked out in the gym every moment I got. I do not have that much time to devote to working out any more. I have a loving husband and son who need me more than the gym does.

Ryan bought me an elliptical for Christmas and then we decided to get a home gym. Buying these two pieces alone will save us tons of time and money. Instead of paying for gym memberships and driving to them, we can now workout from home after Caleb goes to bed. This way I don't have to give up any of my precious time with my son.

I also try to fit in other ways to stay active. We have a Wii and I absolutely love my Just Dance games. It never seems like a workout, but you always end up burning a lot of calories.

Our church is beginning Zumba classes this coming week and I plan to try it out. It's always looked like a lot of fun, but I am anything but coordinated. You can burn over 500 calories an hour doing it though!

We will see how that goes!

One DVD I love is Jillian Michael's 30 Day shred. 
It's tough, it makes you want to hate Jillian, but it does work. 

While I'm at work, I try to keep moving as much as possible. I work behind a desk the majority of the day. When I'm not behind a desk, I keep my butt off the golfcarts! That's how all the guys I work with get around throughout their day. Since I don't depend on them to carry my tools or go a long distance, I make sure I'm walking! 

I also get outside and play with Caleb. We enjoy kicking a soccer ball around the yard or taking a walk around the neighborhood. It's not an insane amount of activity, but at least it's something. 

1 comment:

  1. You are so lucky to get an at home gym!!! Wish I had room for that! Thank you for linking up :)



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