How is everyone doing? I'm still not losing any weight, according to my scale. Nope. Still weighing in at 172 pounds and holding.
You're not going to find me crying in my ice cream this week, though, because I've lost a full inch off of my waist, and a quarter inch off of all my other measurements as well. Victory! Plus my pants are a little bit loose, and that, my friends, is fresh out of the dryer.
Take that, you piece of (*&(*@(*&*!! scale. I spit on you and insult your mother.
I've been slacking on my water consumption, and so I'm making that the focus this week. 8 glasses. Every day. It shouldn't be so hard to get that much water in, but I find that I'm really having to think about it. Like, a lot of thinking. About drinking water. That is lame.
Lame, but necessary.
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I wanted to talk about exercise, too. I've been really groovin' on Leslie Sansone's walk/jog and 4 mile walk DVD. I alternate, and have done one or the other every day for the last two weeks, in conjunction with my daily yoga. This routine flies in the face of everything I claim about my personality and exercising goals.
I claim that I am easily bored, and prefer to have a wide variety of activities to choose from.
I claim that I prefer to exercise outside, and alone.
I claim that jogging gives me shin splints, and I can't possibly even think about trying it again.
You know what? There is a freedom in just following the leader, knowing what you are doing, and autopiloting through the alloted time. You don't have to have your head 100% in the exercise to get the benefits. Something about moving my body in a repetitive, rhythmic way allows me to mentally chew over some of my problem areas, and leaves me feeling able to tackle that backlog of laundry, or catch up on correspondence, or whatever.
While I still do prefer to exercise alone, I like having the 'company' of a DVD telling me what to do. I like seeing other people doing the same thing I'm doing. I like to compare their arms and saddlebags to my own, and speculate on when, if ever, I will look like that girl on the left. As for exercising outside, well, I still like to do that, but I always feel like I'm on display when I'm outside walking. And I worry that my butt is jiggling or my shorts are riding up, and I feel self-conscious. At home, I can just dork out with no worries.
Finally, shin splint? Seem to be shoe-related. I've been able to jog myself silly (doesn't take much) with my new shoes that work with my high arches, and I'm pain-free. Go me!
I'm going to introduce you to some of your fellow BigSlicers this week... we've got a great group, and I apologize for not running these mini-interviews sooner. Y'all are some funny, funny gals.