I was really hoping for something profound to say, but am stuck. As I was anticipating reaching this mini goal, I thought of what I might say in the meeting. What am I doing is working? I am being accountable for what I am putting in my body by logging it in etools. I am moving more.
Today, when we celebrated my 10 pound loss she asked how activity played a part. I take my dog for nightly walks. My dog has lost weight too. This week I added Zumba. I try to do more things standing. I have intentioned myself to move more at work. Mid-way through this week, I realized that I needed to ramp up my efforts. I dusted off the Zumba Wii game. In addition to the QT I am spending with my four legged friend, I need to do something more most nights of the week. My plan is to do Zumba two of those nights.
(head shot of my dog on a hot July day)
At the beginning of the meeting we talked about our excuses not to exercise. Here are some of them that applied to me...
"I have no time."
"I have no energy."
'___ gets in the way"
Then we talked about activities we like to do (again the ones that apply to me):
Play with my kids, scour the internet, dance, read, crafts
Then we looked at what we like to do and discussed how we cold incorporate activity (reframe your mind from doing exercise to doing activities). Do something active with the family, stand while doing stuff on the computer...
By the way, did you know you burn 3 times as many calories standing as you do sitting?
Leaving the meeting this week we were given the goal of coming up with 3 ways to get more activity in. What is a way you can get in more activity?