Let's go! Exactly six weeks from today is my partner's 50th birthday. He and I will be celebrating his birthday on our favourite beach in Cuba. What he doesn't know yet is that I plan on having a special dinner booked! What you may not know about me is that I am actually 26 days older than he is....my 50th is in, less than 3 weeks.
So this morning, I was watching a mindless show on TV while I was drinking my coffee - "Bulging Bridges." Interesting thing about that show....the brides had six weeks to get into their wedding dresses......me I have six weeks to look better in my bathing suits!
The past 10 days have been about surviving lots of stress at work without turning to food. It's been about planning on a minimum of 20 minutes per day of activity....MINIMUM. What I really need is 50+ minutes six days a week. Starting today, that is what I am going to do. I did well on Thursday - went back to the gym after work. Will do that again at least twice this week. Hey, at home, I have an elliptical trainer, treadmill, exercise bands, stability balls (2), bosu ball, handweights, several DVDs, Shape Magazines in a pile........so I have no excuses. There's also the great outdoors......I could go really crazy and ride my horse!
My home scale said lovely things to me this morning. 164.....I didn't believe it at first, so got back on a few more times....so let's say 165. A few short months/weeks ago, it was saying 178.....so am I excited - oh yeahhhhh! But I refuse to get complacent about it.....I'm going to build on it. Some of you may know that I've recommitted to WW....and I go to meetings at work. Unfortunately this past Tuesday, I had a meeting over lunchtime so didn't actually get to a meeting.........I will still be using my WW WI as my real weight, but it's definitely incredibly encouraging to see the home scale take a dive!
When I finish this post, I am going to put my exercise clothes on, throw a movie into the DVD player (we actually went out and rented movies yesterday - a first in I don't know how long), and go to town. I won't do too much.....cuz I don't want to not be able to walk tomorrow, but I know my limits and will push them. Elliptical, treadmill, yoga mat on the floor for ab work, a few weights thrown in, and some lunges and squats - that should definitely be a good way to ramp it up.
So, friends, watch out.......the six-week countdown is ON!