For a while my weight loss has slowed down to the point that it’s not moving. I finally stopped weighing myself every week because it was disheartening seeing my weight not moving, or that I gained weight. I took a week to count calories but I got as far as the fourth day, and while I was keeping it under every day, it was overwhelming to keep track of everything with other things going on. I am going to try again soon.
It’s been chilly and/or rainy the past few weeks, which doesn’t necessarily keep me from walking, but it’s hard to keep up with the mileage I’ve been doing on nice days. I’ve been trying to do workout videos in addition (usually Taebo or Jillian Michael’s 30-day shred) to make up for the mileage. Last Friday, I was determined to go back to Iroquois Park since I needed a change of scenery and something that would kick my butt – thank you Christina for introducing me to this park! I knew it was going to be cold that morning (30-something F) but after my body and brain fought one another for about 20 minutes I finally got used to it. I was so happy after I finished.
As much as I didn’t want to pay for a gym membership again, I figured it would be necessary when it’s really cold and snowy this winter. I signed up at Anytime Fitness; I’ve been a member twice in the past and really enjoyed the atmosphere, and the couple who own the place are really nice. When I was signing up, I told one of the owners about things I mentioned above, and he suggested strength training to get things moving again since I haven’t been doing that. He also set up an appointment tomorrow to meet with someone to talk about strength training and come up with a routine so that I can get the results that I want. I’m not sure if it’ll be a training session or more talking about what I should be doing. Either way I’m excited about it and looking forward to moving onto the next thing.
Lastly, I leave you with a nice sunset from a walk earlier this week. 🙂