Fitness Sunday: Week 13

Fitness Sunday

Lucky number 13! Except, not so lucky. I gained a pound this past week. Not sure how that happened, but it might have something to do with my laziness on my days off. I’m not going to lie, I have been sitting around doing nothing on my days off. But that will change!

Yesterday I FINALLY started working out. It’s not a huge work out and most of the workouts are about 25 minutes long. But, I can feel muscles working that have been neglected for a while. And while I feel better after working out, I am not sore the next day. It’s cool for those of you that want to be sore the next day, but I have a ton of work to do while at work. I lift boxes all day and walk a lot. I can’t afford to be so sore I can’t sit on the toilet.

Anyways, I am doing the DDP Yoga thing. I have always enjoyed yoga. I have tried the easy yoga on the Wii as well as yoga with Jillian Michaels.

And I would probably do the Yoga meltdown video again, but there are some places where you are jumping and my ankle is not up to that yet. So I am sticking with DDP Yoga.

I like it and even though I have done it two days, I can already feel a difference in my ankle. I thought I would come out of it with my ankle throbbing, but it seems to be loosening it up and stretching it in just the right places.

Yesterday after doing the yoga I went to work and my ankle lasted just a tad bit longer before it started hurting. I’m really hoping this helps my ankle as well as helps me lose weight.

I want to lose 20 pounds by August, as I mentioned last week If I can lose 2 pounds a week I will lose 24 pounds by time my birthday week comes up. I just have to stick to this, stick to the plan, and really discipline myself.

As far as candy…UGH! It is my arch nemesis and it keeps winning! Or rather, I keep letting it win. I just have to be stronger. I know I can do it. I cut out soda over a year ago. I just need to approach it the same way I did soda…except when I cut out soda I was supposed to be cutting out all sweets. I have no idea how the soda thing stuck.

If someone could find me a hypnotist who can hypnotize me and make me no longer like candy or things that are extremely sweet (other than fruit!) that would be great. Thanks.

Until then I will just keep fighting the battle against these cravings. Fight the good fight. Fight to be fit.

I have this image in my head of the woman I want to be and the woman I want to be is strong, healthy, active, and awesome. I got the awesome part down…

How is your fitness going? Where do you struggle the most? Share any tips with me that you have learned along the way!