All right. I’ve been running, as those of you who see my Facebook posts and Mapmyrun posts know. I haven’t been losing any weight, however. It’s a little annoying. Maybe I am eating more to compensate? Maybe running twice or three times a week (I haven’t managed to be very consistent) and nothing else isn’t enough? I know I need to do yoga or other strength training too, only I never seem to manage to do it. The holidays are coming up and I’m a little afraid. Last year I was at the same weight and gained 6# over the holidays — then lost them (and a few more) by summer and gained them all right back during the summer classes I took. I managed to get the 6# off again (to my current weight), but haven’t really budged more than two pounds in either direction for the last two months, despite semi-regular running. As I said.
So one of my FB friends posted this challenge — a Skinny Snowman challenge. I do better with some support or incentive, so I’m going to take this challenge. Starting Sunday the 25th, I’m going to try to maintain, or even lose, during the holidays! That means, for me, since I already eat pretty healthfully, I will need to plan my meals better, do some strength training, and step it up on the cardio (time to actually *try* to get those 10K steps on my FitBit!).
Anyone want to join me? You don’t have to lose, just maintain, but maybe it will help you feel less sluggish when Dec. 31 rolls around and you realize it’s time to make those New Year’s resolutions you just spent a month making more difficult…Here are the rules and point charts!
Anyway, please cheer me on! I will post at least weekly about this during the next 5 weeks (starting the 25th), and I will need some encouragement — Christmas is my favorite time of year and part of that is the lovely Christmas treats…and I’m going home for a week between Christmas and New Year’s, and my family is all about food, and not much about exercise….See why I’m afraid? I will definitely need help! 🙂
And just for the record, I weigh 150#. I am trying to get my weight down to 125 from 179, which it was two years ago now. Haven’t done too well after the initial weight loss, but still trying!