I am proud to say I have been exercising at least 3 times a week for 5 1/2 weeks now. I’ve been using the Biggest Loser game on the Wii.
Oh! And a few days ago I walked/jogged for 1 mile and I did it in 10 minutes! I jogged for about 2/3 of a mile straight! I couldn’t believe it! I guess exercising these past few weeks has increased my endurance. XD
I must step things up, though. I’ve stopped losing weight. I’ve only lost about 3 pounds. However, I just weighed myself and the scale said 160.2. GAH!! It had been saying 158. I swear, my weight yo-yos like nothing else!
Well, I actually managed to give up pop for 30 whole days. I told myself I would buy myself something as a reward if I made it. Even though I did make it, I decided to save money for my trips to Boston and Chicago. It’s the only way I’ll get to go on those vacations.
I only lost a tiny bit of weight during the 30 days because I ate other sugary things. *sigh*
Current weight (done at 7:20ish PM today): 161.4 lbs.
1 mile walk/jog took: about 17 minutes
I need a stop watch.
Yeah… that pretty much sums it up.
HOWEVER, I have worked out some this week. I got The Biggest Loser “game” for Wii a week ago. Bob has kicked my butt.
I’m also very slowly decreasing my Pepsi intake.
I lost my motivation. I got some bad news (work related) on my birthday and am stressed out. It’s causing me to be lazy and eat too much of stuff I shouldn’t be eating. Stress is a killer. *sigh*
I gotta get back on track tomorrow.
A day off is OK…
I didn’t exercise today and my diet wasn’t… well… let’s just say I definitely didn’t count my calories. LOL. But then, it was my birthday after all.
I didn’t really want to, but I went on a 2-mile jog/walk (that is jogging a little, walking a little, jogging a little, walking a little, etc.) after work today. It took me 30 minutes.
I did end up having a 12oz. can of ginger ale last night. I haven’t had any pop since, though. I’m proud of myself for that. I was tempted to get some at Subway for lunch, but I didn’t.
I doubt I’ll exercise tomorrow as it’s my birthday and after work my parents are taking me out to dinner.
Official first day of exercise
I had today off from work, so I went on a brisk 2-mile walk (I didn’t feel up to jogging at all… my tummy is bothering me a bit) around 3:00. It took about 35 minutes, including stopping for the stoplight near my apartment. I went on a jog/walk last week for 2 miles that took that same amount of time, but the walks during that were average to slow. I guess that proves it was a “brisk” walk today. LOL.
I haven’t had any pop today. If I have any, it will be a 12oz. can of ginger ale for my stomach. It’s feeling better now, though, so I probably won’t have any.
In February of 2010, I weighed more than I ever have before: 176 lbs. Part of this was not my fault as I had been on steroids for about 7 weeks in Fall of 2009 due to illness. They caused me to gain weight, but then I just kept gaining.
At 176 lbs., my feet hurt as soon as I got out of bed and I had “grown” out of a lot of my clothes. I finally had enough at that point. My main change was to reduce the amount of pop I drink. I’ve been addicted to pop (Pepsi in particular) since I was a teenager and I’ll be 31 this Friday.
I think it’s now time I take another step in my physical well-being. To that end, I’m starting this blog to record my efforts to begin exercising regularly. I want to jog and/or swim. This all depends upon my financial ability to join a gym. If I can’t, then I will have to stick to jogging around the small town I live in and using my Wii on days of bad weather. My preference would be to mostly swim at a gym, though.
Now, down to business…
Starting Weight (Feb. 2010): 176 lbs.
My Current Weight: 162 lbs.
Goal Weight: 120 lbs.
P.S. Mei Li (pronounced “May Lee”) is a nickname given to me by a dear friend. Both “Mei” and “Li” mean “beautiful” in Chinese. I’m using that name here to remember that no matter how much I weigh, I am beautiful in the eyes of God.