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Thoughts on the Current Exercise Routine

For a while now I’ve been brisk walking for at least 2 hours a day 5 days a week and it was the best thing I did for my health in a long time. Burning 800 calories per day toned my muscles, made me feel good about myself and now I’m looking way slimmer than I have in a long time.

This week I’ve not been as motivated to walk two hours a day. It’s too much! I have other things I want to do.

I’m not sure that finding another exercise routine that I enjoy will be the thing to do now. I want to have a chillaxing week or two and maybe then I’ll start with 1.5 hours of brisk walking a day. I used to enjoy brisk walking – when it’s along the waterfront…the sun, the wind and the water make the difference.

So I won’t reach the weekly exercise goals this week. I’m okay with that. Sometimes, when stuff happens personally, you just want to be wonderful to yourself. I’m not worried about giving into my cravings. I’ve had the cravings this week and the previous week but I didn’t give into it. It was a bit difficult to just let things be, i.e. to be aware that I have cravings and let the feeling of cravings happen and not eating foods that a part of my brain wants me to grab – then I’ll be back to 0 and have to again lose a total of 50 pounds. I don’t want that.

So it’s hard to just let the feeling of cravings be. I’d prefer this over gaining weight. The only thing that I won’t like about having a chillaxing week for the rest of the week is that my muscles probably need a daily exercise.

Body building isn’t my thing. Aerobics was always something I was interested in. Come September this year, I’ll visit the local recreation centre. There I will register for Tai Chi and aerobics classes.

Let’s see what happens after this week. Maybe I’ve lost the motivation because of personal stuff that I’m going through.

Maybe being in competition with me is taking its toll. For a while being in competition with me is great but after a while I just want to relax from it and just have a chill/relaxing (chillaxing) moment.

Talk to you soon. I’m not online much and so lately haven’t been responding to your posts.

 

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  1. HI! Sounds like you’ve reached a plateau! Why don’t you try breaking up your walks, so you can still get them in, i.e. walk in the morning for 30 minutes, in the afternoon for 30 minutes, and again in the evening, but, I don’t think you should not stop completely. Or, try using 5 lb dumbbells/wrist weights and ankle weights, while you walk. This would increase your calorie-burn significantly, which in turn, will allow you to cut your workout time. What do you think?

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    • The 5 lb dumbbells sounds good. I guess I can flex the arms as I am walking.

      Then breaking up the brisk walk in 3 sessions a day. It’s manageable. Plus, I’ve done 25 minutes of Jillian Michael’s aerobics DVD this passed Saturday and my muscles are still tense – esp. the area of injury from 2007.

      Need to consult the doctor for this. Appointment is in September 17.

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