Friday, January 25, 2008

Time to Start Sweating!


Well I knew it was too good to be true. That's why I'm not too upset. The 5 pound loss I had last week was a lot of water so this week I showed a gain of 1.6 pounds. I hope I regain some lost ground in the coming week.


I have a confession to make too. Remember the Biggest Loser prizes I gave out on my blog a while back? Well...I haven't used my own Biggest Loser Workout DVD yet. I watched the intro but never got around to viewing the workouts to even see what they were about. Part of it is because with the slow season - hubby has been home almost everyday & I don't want to do this in front of him. Lame excuse. I know.


So today I'm going to watch the DVD and DO one of the workouts. I watch the Biggest Loser on TV faithfully every week and those people don't lose all that weight just by eating less. They exercise like crazy! And I know that I need to move this body a lot more than I do.


Back when I was younger - my sister and I were always involved in some sort of physical exercise. We went to Jazzercize while our kids were in pre-school. We belonged to an aerobics class for years. We joined health clubs together and went faithfully. We met a local bike path and biked. It was as much about socializing as it was about our health. But over the years our lives got busier - we both started working or going to school and things just fell by the wayside.


My late husband was an active guy. We used to walk together all the time. We rode our bikes. We camped a lot - hiked a lot - and even backpacked! He was so full of life and loved life so much. And at 49 he died of cancer. It was really hard to see him have to slow down and succumb to the disease. It really sucked. (sorry - but that's the word of choice that describes it best.)


Now don't get me wrong. New hubby is a great guy and has many good qualities. But he's not active. At least in the "sporting" kind of way. He's a really hard worker and puts many physical hours into each day. I'm sure that's why when work is done - he prefers to take it easy. I have to twist his arm to take a walk at the lake and we've never walked around here. He doesn't like to ride a bike and hiking is..well something I doubt he'd ever do.


So I could sit here and play the blame game about why I don't exercise much anymore but it won't help me lose weight. I want to be an active person. I hate that I've become the lump who sits on the sidelines. Sure...I still walk now and then. And I lift my trust weights 3 times a week. But I never sweat. And to me - you haven't really exercised until you at least break a sweat.


I've got to do some serious thinking here and come up with a plan. Thankfully Spring will be here in a few months and we'll be living at the new house which is less than a mile from the Barge Canal. There are great bike paths along the water and I plan to utilize them as much as I can. With or without hubby. But that is then and this is now.


So.... I know for sure that I have to check out that DVD. Some of you have it. How is it? Do you do it regularly? I'll give you my review tomorrow!

9 comments:

Hanlie said...

That was so true! We can always find a hundred reasons why we're not doing something, but at the end of the day we still have to do it, or we'll stay where we are! Nice one! I only started exercising for real this week and it's hard, but rewarding. And I'm going to keep doing it! Check out what Honi had to say today...

Lidian said...

Oh, I remember jazzercise! I never did it but I had friends who did. And I did the Jane Fonda tapes, where she wears a lace leotard and ankle boots...don't know how she could jump around in that stuff.

Scale Junkie said...

I'm so sorry to hear you lost your husband at such a young age, cancer sucks...there is no kind way to say it. My dear friend lost her husband to cancer this week, he was 50. Far too young to die, far too active and full of life.

I also gave away the Biggest Loser DVD last year and you know I started using it at the beginning of the year. I do the 5 minute warm up and the functional flexibility parts and the cool down. I tried the cardio...lets just say my body can't jump and move like that. For now I stick to using the flexibility sections to build my core strength and I really like it.

Sally Parrott Ashbrook said...

I understand--I have to shoo my husband out of the living room area before I do my work-out in there!

Honi said...

I prefer walking and swimming.. i am not big on classes and i like doing my own thing best.,. i think getting into the walking mode will be the greatest thing for u..

Heather said...

well then I will make a confession too..I won the dvd as well and I havent even unwrapped it yet either! man Im so bad. and I was so excited to use it. So heres to actually using it now!

Julia said...

I saw the TV show ages ago - its such a great concept! How did the DVD go? Did you end up doing it?

Linda said...

I think a lot are guilty of buying exercise DVD's and not getting past the intro, myself being one of them...oops!

Sorry to read about your husband, so sad!

Hugs xx

Christine said...

Snicker snicker. I have mine on the shelf too. Shhh.