Yes, I am trying to deflect responsibility.
My blog allows me to sit on my ass all day and absent-mindedly shove food in my mouth.
And it also makes me feel super busy so that I can use that as an excuse for not taking the time to exercise. God I love this blog!
But enough is enough. It’s time to figure out why I’m getting fat and what I need to do to lose weight and get healthy.
A. It’s menopause.
B. I’m lazy.
C. I eat too much.
D. I wear yoga pants everyday so that I don’t know that I’m gaining weight.
E. I make very few plans that take me out of the house.
This past winter coupled with quitting smoking (10 months smoke free yesterday), made me pack on the pounds. I’m too embarrassed to even say how much. But what has become more scary to me is that I have lost a lot of flexibility.
I seriously have trouble bending down and tying shoes, getting up from a low seat or the floor and taking tops off over my head. Yikes! It really is true. Use it or lose it.
I have decided to make the commitment and join a gym.
Correction. I have decided to actually go to the gym that I have been a member of for almost a year.
So far I am on day 2. I’ve done 40 minutes cardio and the circuit machines each day.
I also received a swim suit in the mail today so I am ready to add some water exercises to my routine.
Since I don’t believe in measuring progress with a scale, I have taken photos of myself. I plan on taking one once a week and hopefully noticing changes in myself with spur me on.
Are you a midlife blogger struggling with weight gain?