I’ve decided to focus extra-hard on exercise this week. For the last month or so I’ve been doing what had worked for so long to maintain, but not losing the extra pounds I picked up on vacation. Obviously I need to do something different, so I’ve decided that every night this week I will workout extra hard, and take the time I need to make sure that I do. I started tonight with a 2 hour walk, about 6.5 miles, with a big hill in the middle.
I may even decline social occasions to focus on this every night, but the realization that I need to change things, and work extra hard, has given me the resolve to see this through. For this week, exercise is my hobby. I want to see if this will accomplish the goal I’ve had since May but haven’t been seeing any progress. I was thinking that by following the same eating plan I had been following before vacation, and fitting in exercise where I could, usually running 3 days a week, I would slowly drop back down to my pre-vacation weight. I haven’t gotten anywhere with that, so I’m trying something different – a temporary push to force my body to do something.
It’s certainly not my goal to exercise at a higher level of intensity and/or duration for the rest of my life. I suspect that once I’ve gotten these pounds off I can go back to the previous levels of effort at which I was maintaining just fine before my vacation in May.
So…here we go!
This morning’s weight: 194.