Today i had my annual physical - which was overdue. Stepping on the scale at the doctor's office is always not a great experience. Especially today. Turns out, i weigh 7 pounds more than i thought i did! So now, saying i want to lose 10 pounds only brings me back to what i thought was my starting point. I was so depressed all i wanted to do was come home and eat chocolate. Which i did.
Then i put on my exercise clothes and excercised for 40 minutes. It feels as though today's experience is the wake-up call. But i know i have trouble making this commitment to myself.
So my friend and i decided to put a plan into action. We are going to call each other every morning - EARLY, to kick-off our daily excercise. I'm not great at getting up early, but years ago we did this; got up early and met at our health club. Making the comittment to meet someone was a strong motivator - and it worked. We were in pretty good shape then. But we also were not working mom's or home owner's then.
Good luck Cate! I totally agree that having someone there waiting for you makes the difference. I got on a morning kick for awhile and it was great, once I got used to it, didn't mind waking up, plus I felt better all day long.
Just wanted to let you know that my friend and I have been very diligent about this. We've only missed one day each so far, even though it's cold and dark early in the morning! I don't believe I've lost any weight yet (I need a scale that's accurate), but I feel better about the effort. My workout is a mix of yoga & pilates which is a challenge. But I feel stronger already.
Thanks for your comments. I recommend this buddy system.
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