Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Recommitment to fitness and health

I realized that I have become lax on my fitness and health goals. I am not paying as much attention to what I am eating. I am not exercising anymore. I FEEL fat. I have been on Nutrisystem for 7 months. I have lost a little over 50 pounds.

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But I have stalled.

I am not losing. I had all you can eat sushi this weekend and yesterday; yesterday I had Subway for lunch and Jimmy Johns for dinner. I was not that much over my calorie goal but this cannot continue. It is not just about the calories. I believe that it is also WHAT you eat. Also the exercise is an issue. I hate the treadmill, but I cannot walk outside because it is way too hot. I say I will get up in the morning and exercise, but this does not happen, so then I say I will exercise when I get home. Well, guess what, that does not happen either.



Well, this stops TODAY. I officially recommit to my fitness and my health. I am going to do a kickstart plan. I am going to lower my calories for 5 days to see if it will kickstart my weight loss again. I am currently eating about 1700 calories a day. I will drop this to about 1300 - 1400 (this is the level that I started on with Nutrisystem). I may not exercise (at least in that first 5 days), but I will walk more everyday. I will walk in place at lunch/breaks. I will pay more attention to my feelings and eating. I WILL NOT HAVE ALL YOU CAN EAT SUSHI!!!!

After the 5 days of my kickstart. I will reevaluate my calorie goal and I will start exercising regularly. I have workout videos, I have the dreaded treadmill and I have the elliptical. I may even check out the gym that is close by. It is 24 hours and has an indoor walking track, workout machines, circuit training and pool and sauna (I think).

I am hoping that my recommitment will also inspire my hubby to recommit also, he is frustrated also. We need to do this together.

Wish me luck and I will keep you updated.



18 comments:

  1. This may sound cliche, but I could have written this post today. I haven't fully committed either and I NEED to. I get started for a few good days then fall back into bad habits. I'm not sure what's going on with me, but if I don't do something soon, I know I will be sorry. I will be keeping track of your progress! Thanks for the motivation!

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    1. Thank you, Marie! We can motivate each other, join me in the commitment to health!

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  2. Best of luck to you and your fitness/health goals!

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  3. Good for you! We all need to be fit and healthy. Hope I could be on this track soon too!

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    1. Thank you Kareen, We can make it a reality to be fit and healthy, we just need to make that commitment to ourselves!

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  4. You can do it! Starting back up is always the hardest part, but once you do it, you will feel better. I have to keep reminding myself of it every day.

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    1. It is a daily task, you are so right, Shana Eva. It is hard, but worth it!

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  5. Good for you, This is so important and it's something I'm working on too! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. We should all inspire each other, thank you!!

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  6. I think about losing weight but I have never committed myself to losing weight. I don't mind how I look but I occassionally take an extra glance at my stomach in the hopes it may have shrunk a bit. I am 5'5 and weight 170 pounds. I had my 2nd son 9 months ago and my highest weight while pregnant was 200. The thing about losing weight is that according to my height my ideal weight is 135, I feel (for the most part) that I look good as I am, and wonder how much of me would be left if I lost 35 pounds. We may find out though, because we've been eating a lot better (thank you Sprouts) but I need to find time to exercise. Wishing you lots of good vibes for your journey!

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    1. Thank you for the good vibes and I will send you some back! Good luck on this journey!

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  7. Hi Annie! Stopping by from GYB! Your post made me laugh. Sadly I recommit everyday only to fail again. Though I am in remission from cancer, since the day I was told what I faced I developed an attitude of, "Screw it, I could die tomorrow, I am having a piece of that cake!" I know it's stupid. Why fight to survive cancer only to die from heart disease, right? You do not want to know what I posted this week! I look forward to reading more of your posts knowing I need to stop this insanity! Do you do interventions??? Tee-hee - from #OffTheSidewalk in Tampa - with a smile, Carlyn :-)

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    1. Thank you Carlyn. I do know what you mean. I went through my own health scare last year and kind of was in the same position. But I pulled out of it and now want to be healthy for the remainder of my years (hope there are a lot of them!) I can always do a blog intervention if needed!!! Stick around and wee will inspire each other to stay on the journey!

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  8. It's difficult to retain the singlemindedness required for a long weight loss journey sometimes! It can be good to take a short break and reset once in a while!

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    1. I totally agree with you about the break. I am eating the same foods over and over and it gets so boring, so every once in a while we have something not Nutrisystem and it helps me get on track for the same foods over and over. I do like the food on Nurtisystem there is just not as much variety and choice as in the "real world,you know?

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