Okay, Susan and Mignon–good questions. Be sure to keep us up date on how things are going. And don’t hesitate to keep questioning. Both of you seem to have a good jump on New Year’s “get in shape” routines.
The rest of you slack asses get to work…(That’s Kathie’s editorial comment for herself more than anything)
Keep the idea that nothing is easy about changing habits. But when the new good habits are around enough, they’ll be there for good. Take for instance Al Roker. He’s had dangerous surgery and done a lot of work since. But he still wants to lose more weight. So he’s where the rest of you are…having to change habits and work hard the old fashioned way. Move more. Eat less.
TIP # 2
ANYTHING IS BETTER THAN NOTHING!
This is especially for Mignon and Susan…but applies to everyone who is trying to get in shape and is easily discouraged.
Tunnel vision seems to be a problem for a lot of people.
GET OUT OF THE TUNNEL!
Don’t lock yourself into any one workout.
Even if it’s a brisk walk.
Or a ten minute drill on your staircase:
You could try holding some handweights or stuff a backpack with heavy cans. Run up the steps and walk down. Then try two at a time, going up. Keep going. GET WINDED!
This is a great alternative for when you miss a workout or blow it off. Or can’t get that stinkin’ babysitter to come.
As for Mignon, both of your ideas are great.
Bundle up baby and trudge up those hills.
Or if the weather’s too bad, stay in and kick-box to a video.
I suggest buying them used on ebay, or rent them to reduce the boredom factor.
So keep moving and be sure to let me know how your doing and what other questions you have!