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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Work It Out Wednesday -- Week 4

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Hello fellow WIOW participants. I hope you all had a good and productive weight loss week. Remember -- it's all about putting forth some effort. And a big thank you to those who are regularly participating. Continue to spread the word...maybe our participation will pick up as the word gets out there. :)

Brian and I have been doing really well this past week. Well, the cardio portion was better. We took a few days off of weight training due to Brian's work schedule, but we still did the cardio. I'm trying to get in at least 3 miles per day. I hope to eventually work up to 5+ miles. So, wish me luck on that. :) And -- believe it or not, I'm starting to enjoy it just a tad. Now, that doesn't mean I'm eagerly jumping out of bed overjoyed... but it is getting better. I think once I start seeing some results, then I'll really start kicking it up a notch. There are days where I feel that I look slimmer, and then there are days where I feel as big as the side of a barn huge. But -- I think we all have those days, right?

Fitness Tip #3
Convince Yourself

It can be hard to get in the mindset of a new health and fitness routine. Here are some tips on how to get your mind in tune with your body:
  • Find something that motivates your workouts. It could be to improve your overall health, to run a 10k, to fit into a new dress, to be a good role model for your kids and so on. If you are not motivated, then your women's fitness plan will inevitably fail.
  • Set realistic expectations. Work towards overall health and fitness improvement. Do not overwhelm yourself or get frustrated if you do not see immediate improvement. Over time you will begin to see your body and health transform. Staying fit is a life long commitment that takes determination and hard work.
  • Work out even if you don’t feel like it. One of the benefits to working out is that it releases endorphins, which are hormones that create a euphoric state. Recent studies have shown that there is such a thing as a “runner’s high,” which is created by the endorphins released during and immediately after working out. Exercise also gives you more energy in the long run. After you sink into a workout routine, exercise will seem less tedious and more like something you look forward to.

Don’t give up on your fitness goals. If you fall into an exercise slump, check out a women’s fitness magazine to get some inspiration and new exercise ideas.

This tip, and others, can be found here.

Okay, on to the results:
This week: -0.5lbs
TOTAL: -6.5lbs
Body Fat: -2%

How did you do? Are you noticing any change in the way your clothes are fitting? I'm starting to see a little bit of change but not nearly enough. It'll come though...slow and steady is the BEST way for ME to lose weight.

Here are the rules for participating:
  1. Post your own Work It Out Wednesday post on your blog. Then, come back here and sign Mr. Linky below linking to yourWIOWpost...don't link directly to your blog please.
  2. Add the WIOW button to your blog. This will increase participation by spreading the word throughout bloggy land. :) **This isnotmandatory, but I'd appreciate it if you'd do this.**
  3. Stop by and drop some comment love and encouragement to at least 2 fellowWIOWparticipants. Weight loss is a hard battle, and we can all use a little extra encouragement.
  4. Be sure to include your weekly weight loss and total weight loss in your post. You do NOT have to include your weight. I, for one, will NOT share my weight with the blogosphere, and I will NOT ask you to do so either.
I look forward to reading all about your results this week. So, come on and share how it's going.



5 comments:

Jenny said...

Ok- this has nothing to do with WIOW (although my husband and I are walking 4.5 miles per day now and I'm not dropping a pound- but I'll leave it at that!!) but I just wanted to tell you that I read your bio on your sidebar under "the producer" and I guess I've never looked at it or maybe you changed it? but I have to tell you that you are describing me to a "t" over there!! Wow!! Now if I could just loose 6lbs like you...!

Valerie said...

Can't believe when I read your post yesterday I didn't leave a comment. I'm losing it. (pun not intended lol)

Your doing a good job and I love all of your tips!

Jenny said...

Hey Sherrie- Jenny again! You asked about the circles on the playroom walls in my post, and I wanted to let you know that they are indeed adhesive, and I got them at Babies R Us when we moved into our house about 2yrs ago! I've seen similar things at Home Depot and even Target. They work really well!!

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