My Weight Loss Progress

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Back in Iowa!

I'm back in Iowa! I wore a pedometer off and on  all week to make sure I got some walking done! I walked over 2 miles in airports on Tuesday, mostly Minneapolis/St. Paul.

On Wednesday I went to Temple Square with Dominic and Holly. I forgot the pedometer and we did everything at kid pace, so I counted it as a mile.

Thursday I packed and worked around the house, and then went to get Anthony from the airport, picked up the truck, and worked some more, logging about 2 miles. I also got to play with the grandkids a bunch!

Friday was Dominic and Holly's sealing; again I forgot the pedometer and I don't remember how I counted it, but I know I did a lot of walking to and from parking lots, around temple square, and on stairs. Plus their reception was outdoors, so between milling around visiting, taking grandkids to the potty (which of course was at the next pavilion) and crossing the long way to the parking lot, I logged three to four miles.

Saturday was pack, clean, load...for another 3.7 miles, and Sunday and Monday were drive, with walks whenever possible at rest stops, for a couple of miles each day. 

So I feel more fit than last time; I know I am doing well and ready to get back into a routine.

Monday, August 9, 2010

2 in a Row

I know, to all you die-hard exercise fans, it won't sound like much, but we worked back up to doing 2 miles, twice in a row. It's amazing how quickly you lose muscle tone.

Just in time, I might add, to fly to Utah and pack up and disrupt everything all over again. That's life. I'll get lots of strength training this week!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Conditioning for Success

"In all primates a confident posture is a self-fulfilling prophecy of success... It's also possible to condition yourself for success by starting with small victories and working upward." --Richard Coniff

It's out of context to use this quote for exercise, but I love it. It's the only way to succeed in exercise. Start out with small victories and gradually increase. However, we have to assume we will eventually be able to do great things--and that's what I've failed to do. I just plod along, fearing my health will never be good enough to do things like run or take long bike trips.

Time for an attitude adjustment; I need to keep my goals realistic, but  develop a bigger long-term picture.