I posted about this on my private weight loss blog, but I need to say something about it here, too.
A friend of mine who had surgery the same day as me has lost 65 pounds. I've lost 32ish. She works about 6x a week, 70 minutes each time. She tracks all her calories.
I'm feeling discouraged. I am full of excuses. I've watched a bit of The Biggest Loser lately and I'm feeling like every excuse I have is just that....an excuse.
How do you prioritize yourself? To some degree I feel like I do pretty well and I make time for exercise....but not 6x a week.....and I HAVE to do 6x a week to be successful.
The Shred is rocking my world. I really love it. I tried a yoga dvd yesterday and I didn't like it at all. The Shred is my friend. I am almost to the point where I feel pretty confident about workout #1 and will probably move on to workout #2 next week. I'm just not sure I can do it 6x a week. I need to find something else to throw in there a couple of days to keep things exciting. That is why I tried the Yoga, but like I said, not for me.
My work schedule is going to change a bit starting next week and going through March or so. The new schedule will allow me to workout every morning and I'm pretty excited about that. I'm also feeling spring in the air....ok, that might be my imagination, but I desperately want to get OUTSIDE to exercise.
I know this post was a bit of a ramble.....but.....
Here is something funny: Occasionally I do urine collections for my BIL's company. I go to job sites and secure the water sources, listen as they pee, and collect a sample for drug testing. It never fails, almost every single time SOMEONE brings up poppy seeds. Come on people! One poppy seed roll isn't going to make a drug screen positive. That is a total myth.
Here is another one: Someone inevitably wants to discuss their prescriptions with me. Look, not my deal. I'm here to collect a specimen, that's it.
Another: I hope you get paid well to do this job, it must really suck to touch people's pee. Hello!! Do you see the gloves on my hand? Also, if you knew what kind of money was in the drug testing business, you would quit your job now and start a drug-testing company. Even the lowly collector gets paid well, so don't you worry about me having a grody job. And this coming from construction workers whose bathrooms are the most disgusting places I have ever seen.