I lost about ten pounds in September. I didn’t gain or lose any weight in October and November, months that I usually do. But I got out of the groove over the Christmas season. I ate far too much, it was wonderful. I discovered how lovely sweet potoatoes are, made with my own two hands.
I didn’t exercise, I didn’t do Reiki energy healing, I didn’t push myself. If I didn’t feel up to it, then I didn’t walk, I didn’t move as much as I should have, I was thinking I could do whatever I wanted and not gain like the previous two months, and so I gained five pounds, yipes. I heard on the local news that average weight gain over the holidays season is two to six pounds.
I’ve been slow in starting back up again. I haven’t pushed myself each day. I have been working on losing it in fits and starts since Christmas. I have gotten back in the groove this past week. I walk 700 extra steps, every day, no matter how I feel, no matter what my body is doing or what I am dealing with. I am working on doing it in a loving and gentle way while insisting that I do it every day.
The good news is that I have lost two-and-a-half pounds! And I’m still going strong.
I had decided that I would buy a stationary bike or something like that in the next month or so. And then a few months later perhaps an elliptical, both buying used. I found something even better fitted to me and new, and as a combination of the two machines, it will be cheaper to buy than both machines used.
It is a body max cardio dual trainer. It’s a combination stationary elliptical/bike. Here is a link to it at amazon, and there is a little video, to show you what it looks like and how it works.
I can’t do a lot of elliptical, after all I am only walking 700 extra steps a day. But I think it will be great to have, to be able to do both on the same machine. This is making me feel happier and more positive about being able to exercise more and at home, out of the cold, which will definitely help me lose weight and get in better shape and health.