Answer to BLW: NOTHIN' MATTERS BUT THE WEEKEND!
Friday, February 05, 2010
BLW made some interesting comments on Vandal's blog yesterday:
"Some times it does feel as if I've fallen into a deep hole and am trying to climb up a rope but then you get up and out and the groove is on. We just need to know this cycles around and with determination we can just keep climbing out and getting on towards the goal.
"It's Friday everyone... What are the weekend plans for coping and having fun?"
I feel the same way, BLW! Sometimes I just feel swamped by the weight loss effort and I just can't make myself get back in the groove. And then all of a sudden, there is my motivation again! I think it IS important to "know this cycles around", and just work consciously and mindfully to keep the good groove (spark) going as long as possible. And really, it may be like this forever. I've heard people at maintenance say that as long as they exercise and eat well 80% of the time they can maintain a healthy weight.
As far as plans?
The usual Saturday exercise class I like has been replaced with "CARDIO YOGA". I can't even imagine what that must be like, but it sounds ridiculously hard so I'm going to skip it. TC is going hiking with his club, so my plan is to get on the treadmill *and* do 30 minutes of Spark exercise videos. I like the 10-minute intervals, that works for me.
Maybe you're wondering why I don't hike with TC's club? The reason is that they usually drive an hour, hike 2 miles, spend 45 minutes eating lunch, and then hike another 1-2 miles and drive the hour back. It's an all day thing for 3-4 miles! Maybe once I'm not working, but now I just don't feel I can spend the time.
Sunday we are planning to walk 7 miles and then I have to give blood. We will shop for the week and then I'll do some cooking and meal planning. Sunday I also release new work for my online classes so I will put in a couple of hours there.
I guess nothing sounds like "fun", but anytime I don't have to rush between obligations, I'M HAVING FUN!
Have a great one everyone, but NOT TOO GREAT, because Monday we weigh in!