To my loyal followers, sorry I have not wrote sooner.
These are my thoughts. Please seek a medical professional and fitness expert for your best weight loss plan.
My employer is beginning an eight week challenge for weight loss and weight maintaining. I have joined the weight loss challenge and am inviting my co-workers to follow my blog for deeper details of my journey. Along the way, I have had different fitness goals. None were related to weight loss because, I believe, our bodies find their maintainable weight. Training for a marathon was long, and my goal was to finish the run. Accomplished! I did loose about 10lbs, but gained mental and muscular strength. This, brings fourth a question,
Why do you want to loose weight?
- health reasons
- personal reasons
- do you have unreachable fitness goals because of extra weight
- walk or run a 5k
- hike Half Dome
- run the 7 mile bridge
- bike from Pittsburgh to DC
- white water raft New River
What are reasonable goals?
- loosing 5lbs
- making better meal choices
- walking upstairs without getting winded
- bending over to tie shoes
Now, reward yourself when you reach those goals. You earned it!
- new sneakers
- a book you always wanted
- new clothes
Get yourself a notebook, honestly answer these questions, set and record goals, and make your reward list. Every 400-500 miles I get a new pair of Brooks Ghost, and then do the happy dance. Take a picture to paste in the notebook. Update the picture often and reward yourself for reaching your goals.
I invite comments and group discussion.