There are many pros of blogging such as new friends, finding inspiration, learning new recipes, learning to paint furniture, and so much more. Then there are the cons. Sitting way more than I use to and gaining blogger butt and extra weight and I bet I am not alone. Of course I can't just blame it on blogging. I am sure my age and menopause, yes the M word, have something to do with it, too. But before blogging I was walking two miles a day on the treadmill and working out on the bowflex and with free weights. The more I got into blogging the less the exercise happened until it was non existent.
At first I was making excuses for not exercising. I was using my age as an excuse for one thing. I have had to diet all my life. I have never been a tiny person and I figured since I reached my mid fifties why keep dieting? Why not just realize that this is the size I am meant to be.
That thinking was wrong. My feet started being achy every morning when I first got up and then my bra actually started hurting because of the fat on my back. That was the last straw! Gotta wear a bra because this girl is busty and they ain't perky without a bra. TMIF....... sorry. Just saying it like it is.
We walk about two miles up and down hills. I wish I could just go outside my house and walk, but we live on a very busy road so the park it is.
Along with getting some much need exercise I am also watching what goes in this body.
The breakfast I eat most days is this organic cereal with blueberries and usually strawberries, too.
I am measuring out the cereal since a serving is 3/4 cup.
I use 1% organic milk and it tastes just like 2%. I don't use any sugar.
So this is my new breakfast of champions and I am already down 6 lbs in about four weeks.
Slow and steady. Took me a long time to put it on and it will be slow coming off.
I already feel so much better. Hopefully I will have better numbers at my next physical. The doctor told me over a year ago to just get out and move.
The first step is the hardest.
See you tonight for Wow Us Wednesdays!