Ok. Week 2 of the Winter Weight Loss Challenge is complete. I'm down another 1lb. How's this make me feel? A little frustrated (ok, maybe a lot frustrated) but I overall I think that the scale does no justice. My body feels like I have lost more than the number on the scale. Yes, I would of loved to see another pound or two come off but I can't say it is from lack of effort. All I can ask is BODY, PLEASE RESPOND! But onward I push and see how week 3 treats me.
What I find important in keeping the motivation going is changing my routine up. I am the type that gets bored with things very quickly. I can't just show up to the gym and run everyday or do Nautilus each session. I would never make it. Also, your body starts to adapt to the repetition and your workouts becomes less effective. Here is what my 2 weeks have looked like;
Monday: Morning- 30 min interval training on treadmill
Evening- E2 class (it's like a boot camp type class)
Tuesday: Nautilus or free weights
Pickleball (it's a game that is kinda like tennis, a lot of running and fun)
Wednesday: Off or Cardio
Thursday: Free weights
I am getting in over 200 minutes a week of cardio. I am also planning on adding a Group Active class or another group class. With a variety of activities it makes going to the gym that much easier. For instance, playing pickleball is very fun and you don't even notice that you are exercising. Love that!
Anyways, give it a try. Switch up your routine and try new things. You never know you might like it.