Thank you for all your support while I was feeling crummy and bad about myself. I have taken that time to make an action plan. But first, I went back to basics . . . walking.
Living and working in Madison, WI, I am inspired to walk around my surroundings. We have Bascom Mall, which is a steep inclined walk up to the President's Office. I made a plan to walk up and down Bascom Hill everyday when I am at work--at least 2 laps around. For this week, that is Spring Break, I've been walking with my admin ass't around a bike path off of Lake Mendota. We've walked daily for 45 minutes talking and enjoying the scenery. A very pretty path that shouldn't be walked, run or biked alone, but nice with company. We are walking 4 days this week. We have Friday off, and I will walk at home. Yesterday, I took my pedometer with me and logged in over 11,900 steps before arriving home for the evening.
I went back to my arm routine last night while watching The Biggest Loser. I will do the routine on Thursday and Saturday, as well. I wrote down my routine for the day, and I also wrote out my goal for the month to come.
Goal #1: I am starting an eating plan that will help me lose 10% of my body weight. I am at the 205 lbs that I seem to teeter-totter on, as my average. I hope to get to 185 this summer. Goal #2: Run 8K in April--Crazy Legs, which is the most popular race in Madison. I am registering for it on Friday so I won't back out. Goal #3: I am going to start journaling my meals. I hate doing that because it forces me to face myself and the truth about my eating, but it must be done. Lazy pants or not, I want to get down to 150, and I won't get there doing what I am presently doing.
And of course, I will keep you all posted on how I am doing.