It's rainy, too cold for May, windy, and just plain horrible.
My lilacs and snowball bushes haven't even leafed out yet, much less any hints of blossoms!
I'm pretty sure I had blossoms by Mother's Day last year.
(Or maybe it was Father's Day. That must be it. We had a horrible, long cold winter last year, too.)
Anyway, one of the things I am grumbling about is that I didn't get to do my run this morning. For the last two months I have been seriously working at trying to get back into shape
(such as it is - I try my best, but there's only so much I can do now that I am on the down-hill slide)
I have been doing pretty well in the consistency area.
I've been adding distance every week to my runs.
AND I have been trying to watch what I eat.
I think TRYING is the key word here. I haven't been perfect, but every single day since April 22, I have been writing down everything I eat, and the calories that it represents, and trying to keep them under 1400 per day. (Remember, I am only 5'2")Usually this approach works pretty well for me.
But this time, the weight loss has been SO SLOW.
Or the near lack of weight loss, I should say.
The only thing that's kept me from getting completely discouraged is that I have also been writing down my measurements.
And they have been improving. Somewhat.
What I need to know is: When people say they've lost, let's say, 4 inches, which area(s) of their body are they measuring?
I assume it's several different areas, but which ones are standard?
Another thing I need help with are ideas on how to vary my workouts?
Right now, I try to work out at least 1 hour per day, 5 or 6 days per week. I combine my running with Tae Bo. What other programs out there have worked for you?
I need to break out of my slump! I'm done with feeling like a squishy slug!
So if you have any help, advice, ideas, and/or motivational techniques, please let me know.
I know I could probably do a search on the Internet for some of this info, but I'd much rather get it from Real Live People.
Then I know it's not just a bunch of hooey.
OK, so Debbie left a comment with a link to this website, where I found another link, http://momedy.blogspot.com/2008/06/closest-thing-ive-got-to-weight-loss.html
I think Kirsty's method, or a version of it, might just work for me!
Wooo Hooo!! I'll letcha know how it works!