Since getting married, I’ve gained 15-ish pounds. Don’s done the same. So, to work at shedding the pounds I’ve gained, I’m working on eating healthier as well as exercising. I want to get my body in baby-ready shape. Those of you that know me well know that I hate exercising. Every time I get on our treadmill, I end up hurting myself. I tend to push myself too hard to see results and, obviously, when I hurt myself, I can’t do anything.
So, this time…I’m combining healthier food choices and simply walking (a bit of a fast walk) on our treadmill. No running allowed. My knees and ankles hate the running. So, 2 1/2 miles at least 3 times a week. And while walking, I plan on reading my current presidential book.
Yesterday was my first day at this. It turned out great! Every time I ran on the treadmill, I would get bored after about 5 minutes. No matter what I was doing…listening to music or watching a movie. B.O.R.I.N.G. So, now that I’m just walking, I can easily read! My favorite thing to do! I walked for 46 minutes yesterday, going 2.57 miles…and it felt like I’d been doing it for 5 minutes! I finally found the best combination for me! My favorite past-time combined with my least favorite.
According to the app I’m using (Noom), I’ll shed a pound a week at my current level and should be good come Christmas time. Just in time for all of the Christmas cookies!
Hmm……maybe I should re-think this timeline.