Monday, January 4, 2010

I'm so relieved!

Part of my worry about going on my two week vacation, was that I would lose my drive. My desire to improve my health. Let's face it. I've spent my whole life (well, at least the last 25 years) trying to find that drive and motivation. Trying to gather up enough faith, strength, determination to change my life, or at least my waistline.

I am happy to report that the desire is still here! Despite my pizza flub. I'm so happy knowing that somewhere inside of me I still care about how I look and my health. I really feel like my whole way of thinking is changing. I'm able to look at the long term instead of just today or tomorrow.

I used to think that exercise was punishment for those of us who weighed too much. I thought exercise was purely to loose weight. I had no idea how good you feel Physically and Mentally when you get your fanny off of the sofa and start moving.

I picked up two new workout videos this weekend, and I'll let you know what I think. And, if any of you have tried them I would be curious as to what you think. The dvd's are...
1. Jillian Michaels - Banish Fat Boost Metabolism
2. The Biggest Loser- The workout 30 day jump start.

Well I'm off to get my girls off to school. Everyone have a great, healthy day!


  1. A body in motion tends to stay in motion. A body at rest tends to stay at rest.

    I just made that up!

    Keep up the great work.

  2. funny jack.
    very good, I am so glad you have gotten bit by the exercise bug.
    If nothing else, exercise helps you maintain if you have a huge nosh fit one night.
    here is to the new year.
    You can do this rooting for you.

  3. I used to think I was too tired to exercise so I stayed seated as much as I possibly could! I realized that even when I was still 275 pounds I was feeling better while exercising than I ever had while sitting on the couch all day.

    Looking forward to hearing what you think of the new workout dvd's.

  4. I actually love the feeling I get after I exercise. It is sooo just...yikes it's phenominal. Getting started is the key!

  5. Before I get going I'd usually rather take a whipping than have to exercise! UGH! But once I kick myself in gear and out the door, I usually feel pretty accomplished.

    Haven't tried the video but I have the book The Biggest Loser 30 Day Jump Start and I love it. It helped me get the ball rolling and even has some pretty good recipes!