Last night Hubs and I went to get our picture made at church for the new directory. I wore one of the new tops my daughter, Gabby, helped me pick out on a shopping spree at TJ Maxx. I was sure I looked as good as I could. Fast forward to looking at the proofs. UHHHHHH...not looking so good with what appeared to be ten pounds of back fat hanging over the back of my bra. Yuk! No we will not be buying any of the photos (even though the one of me alone did look pretty good, hubs looked like a chipmunk caught in head lights).
Yesterday on Midday Connection the program was on self talk, healthy eating, and exercise.
I'm sorry that all the other listeners have to be reminded of these things just because I fell (I mean jumped ) off the diet exercise wagon in May.
Regular readers, Gabby and Mary, may remember last March when we went on the house sit in Hillsborough, NC I got started on an exercise plan by visiting their health club and seeing how out of shape I was (am). I came home and joined our Y and went in April and May until my back went out. I continued to pay dues to the Y for June, July, and August, thinking I'd go back any minute. Oh, so, not, so....
When I retired (six years ago....can it be), I took an oath that I would NEVER let my weight get above 170. And I haven't. Until lately. Something has to be done! I am now officially on my Forty Days of Fitness even though I am so tired of this whole cycle. I really prefer being a couch potato, who reads a lot, runs a little, eats dessert whenever its offered, popcorn frequently, and six candy bars a year. Is that so much to ask?
I am trying Danna Demetrie's strategies to turn it all around (AGAIN)
- Write down everything I eat
- Count the calories and stay under 1800
- Ramp up the exercise
- Drink water instead of iced tea
So I went back to the Y today. Back to Pilates II. And I will be accountable to YOU my fair blog readers. Warning: Do not let me off the hook. Do NOT tell me back fat is attractive. Do not tell me I look good for my age or that I am fit for my age. (Two people in Pilates are older and fitter than me :(
I need some encouraging words. Like, "you will feel terrific" "your clothes will be loose" "you are forming habits" etc....etc....
Anybody out there want to join me in this?