Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Weekly Weigh-In With Goals and Whatever

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It’s been so crazy the past few weeks and trying to get back into the daily habit of exercising is easier said than done.  But it’s happening, bit by bit.  The other day, Holly managed to escape four times, one of those three times with Snowdoll.  It was a bit crazy, chasing after her.  I definitely got my workout in as a result.  I even did a light jog a few times.

That may not seem very significant but, for me, it’s huge.  In the past, when I’ve tried even a light jog, I would wake up the next day with a sore knee, even limping in pain.  But nothing hurt.  NOTHING!  (Confession:  Okay.  I haven’t tried doing the yoga that was causing my ankle to hurt but I was content with my knee being pain free.  Yay!)

With my knee finally showing signs of letting me do more, I decided to continue using the workouts on youtube on days when I have to go to the office.  I also started taking the stairs, even though I’m only walking up a single flight of stairs.  On days when I do not go to the office, I’ll make use of the Jillian Michaels DVDs I own and use the step to help me get stronger. 

As for my weekly weigh-in, I managed to lose 2 lbs last week which means I am still losing the weight I gained from my birthday celebration but I’m optimistic that by next week’s post I’ll have either lost all of the weight I gained or be able to say I lost that and then some. 

The goal for this week:
  • Utilize the resources on youtube offered by Jonathan Roche and company
  •  Break out the Jillian Michaels DVDS on days when I don’t go into the office
  • Use the step on days when I do not go into the office
Kanika invited me to join her for an aquacise class.  I don’t know how it will go for me but I do know that I braved bane of this shopping season—buying a bathing suit.  I found one I like and left the store not even feeling too despairing.  Nonetheless, my mother, my friend, and I all have suggestions for how stores could make it easier to buy a bathing suit.

First, I feel they should use only flattering light.  Candlelight in the fitting rooms would make the whole experience far more pleasant.

Second, my mother thinks they should have a hotline phone in the fitting rooms.  A hotline that goes straight to a suicide hotline. 

Third, my friend thinks they should serve wine to women who are shopping for swimsuits.  I think they should offer a glass for every suit tried.  Try on only one or two, you have a glass or two of wine. Try on 12, as I did, you’ll not only not care how you look in any of the suits any longer, you’ll probably buy them all!