Last Monday my parents dropped off a treadmill for me. It was my mom’s but now that she walks exclusively outside, in all types of weather, she let me borrow it.
It took a lot of swearing, man power, and the removal of doors to get the massive unit into the house and down to the basement but we did it with the help of my father and husband.
When I looked at it I saw potential but I couldn’t help the doubt that crossed my mind. I’d been down this road before. I’ve made promises to myself, stuck true to them for a day, and then gone back to candy and chocolate.
But I don’t want to continue the pattern. With this week being my fourth on Weight Watchers, and my mother as my inspiration, losing 70 or more pounds by changing her lifestyle, I am determined to make a change in my life.
So for the past five days I’ve watched my portions, I’ve calculated my points, I’ve tracked my intake and most importantly, I’ve walked.
It wasn’t easy at first, and I could only go for 10 minutes at a time in the beginning, but it’s getting easier and I’m starting to look forward to it.
For someone like me, who hated exercise of any form, to suddenly enjoy and look forward to working out?
It’s a huge success!
Tomorrow is my weight in and I’m excited and nervous to see if my hard work has paid off.
I think it has.
Wish me luck, and give me some of your tips to keep exercise and lifestyle change interesting!