When it comes to exercise and trying to lose weight, I’ve always been the type of person to just try to do things my way. Last year, I ran a lot, made healthy meals and that was really working for me. I was running up to 3x a week at lunch time, and that was enough – but this year I have totally fallen off the bandwagon.
Last year I worked in an office with only 1 other co-worker who sat across the room. We have no showers at work, but I would run at lunch and sponge bath and that was fine. This year, the production team is much larger and I can’t sit around in my sweat all afternoon if I run at lunch – so that’s when the lunch run ended, and I’m sad to report that I didn’t pick up the exercise anywhere else up until a month ago.
I’ve gained weight. I’m not happy about it, but it happens and I just need to get back in to a routine that is going to work to get the weight back off. Something a little more than what running alone was doing for me.
I joined a fitness club, and that has been working out okay, but I’m at a point where I need to do MORE than the 3x a week exercise that I’m doing – and it’s not just more exercise that I need, it’s also a new eating routine.
After much thought about how I was going to get this all going, I decided to stop being stubborn about trying to control how my dieting happens (as in, not my own way, but actually seek help), and try a clean eating and exercise program. I settled on beachbody’s 21 day fix challenge.
I received the package today and read through the material. It’s pretty straightforward, and it’s definitely a diet that I believe I can follow (despite the lack of sugary foods, salty foods and all the other crap I like to eat *LOL*). I figure I can at least do it for 21 days. Realistically I probably need to do it a couple of times, but let’s see how this first round turns out.
I start TOMORROW.
I am taking before and after pictures, and I’m hoping I will see results and that will motivate me to keep going. I really want to be in shape!