This week we are down one blogger as Nurit has decided not to continue with Weight Loss Weekly. We'll miss you Nurit! However, Bernie, Sunny and I decided to continue as the process of thinking through my weight loss and this column every week helps keep me accountable. I hope you all are enjoying it as well.
This week, Bernie from Yo-yo No More asks:
Exercise is something everyone should be doing for general health and fitness. Do you have any tips for keeping your exercise routine fun and most importantly sustainable?
Let's hear what the other girls have to say first:
"Exercise... that is a subject I've been trying to avoid and not think since I began my weight loss journey a few months ago..." keep reading at www.ThatExtra20Pounds.blogspot.com
"Friends, flexibility and reality are the three things I try to keep in mind when exercising. I don't really have a routine to speak of, and this, I am learning, is actually my exercise style." Read more at yo-yonomore.
It seems that no matter how fun I make exercise, I have trouble with the sustainability part. Is it a momentum thing? For my birthday, my husband and sons got me some walking poles. I love these as they up my heart rate during my walks and add muscle tone in my arms as I'm walking as well. They boost the benefits of my walks without increasing the impact level of my walks. I love these poles and I do love walking. It is easy for me to get into the walking habit and just going for a short jaunt in the evenings after dinner.
However, even though it is easy for me to get in the habit, it is equally easy for me to fall OUT of the habit. I'll usually walk consistently for a few months, then something will happen, I'll get sick, we go on vacation, whatever, then BOOM! I'm out of the habit for a few months. I just wish that someday it wouldn't be a daily struggle to get myself to go for a walk and that it is something I just do despite life getting in the way.
Currently, I am out of the habit. I got sick about a month ago and haven't gone for my evening walk. Wow! Has it been a month! How is it so easy not to exercise? I need to get back into the habit. Here's the goal, three 10 minute walks during the week. That is not a lot but since it has been so long, I need to start slow. Will you all keep me accountable?
How do you keep momentum going in your exercise routine? Please share, I need ideas!