Today is the second time this week I have done this ridiculously hard circuit training DVD. Thanks Jillian! I both love and hate you (as I would with any great trainer).
This week goes a little something like this:
Sunday: Walked 2.5 miles (with my mom the speed walker at super hyper turbo speed)
Monday: Jillian and I had a date in my living room (where I was sweating like a hooker on payday)
Tuesday: Lesley and I walked our 3.5 miles uphill (I crawled because I was so sore. But I did it.)
Wednesday: Lesley and I worked out with Jillian (who told us there was no way we could be almost 40 because not only are we soooo beautiful but we have major flexibility! Hey, I can dream.).
Thursday: Planning on a cardio hill day
Friday: More of the Jillian love
Saturday: Rest day (seriously, rest as in 3 of the girls basketball games)
And then the fun will begin again next week!
I think it is absolutely insane that in a little under a year I have gone from couch potato to water aerobics to walking to distance walking to circuit training/walking. I CAN NOT imagine not exercising now. It has become such an ingrained habit....almost like breathing.
When I first started my journey and I was in the 300's there was not any exercising going on . When you are that heavy it hurts to even get out of bed, breathe and walk to the kitchen. After about 50 lbs. gone I found water aerobics. It is the perfect non-stressful exercise. And I wonderful calorie burner. After about 75 lbs. gone...I wanted to sweat. And that is when the walking started. Now, I would even do a boot camp (and I really don't ever want to..but I could)....I am not scared of any kind of challenge.
So, what I am getting at is this.................if you are at the beginning of your weight loss journey start with something that you feel comfortable doing. It may be a walk to the mailbox or a stroll around the block. Maybe your gym has a water aerobics or low impact aerobic class. Just start somewhere. Anywhere is better than sitting on your couch feeling miserable.
If you want to be successful in your weight loss you will have to start exercising at some point. So why not start today? Make it your daily habit. Pretty soon you will not know how you lived without it. Really...I swear (I wouldn't lie about that!).
Happy Workout Wednesday!!!