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!