I have a confession to make. It’s not what you think.
I like to exercise.
For thirty years, I have hated exercise. Loathed it. I’d do anything to avoid getting myself up off the couch and running or walking around.
I always read that you have to find an exercise you like, and then it isn’t work any more. I never believed it. Until now.
I have been doing my EA Sports Active Personal Trainer almost every day, and I like it. The workouts are becoming easier, and I look forward to doing them.
Sometimes, Joe works out with me.
Sometimes, Grace exercises with me.
Sometimes, I work out all by myself. Well, my EASA trainer is there. And the cats. They’re always underfoot.
It’s easier to exercise when Grace isn’t around, but a lot of my motivation is to set a good example for her. If she only sees me sitting around, I’m not being a very good example.
I’m seeing big changes on the scale.
I’ve lost 7 pounds since December 30. I find that incredible.
I know I won’t continue to lose at that rate, but it sure is motivating to see the scale drop so quickly. When I get a craving for a Vanilla Coke, it’s a lot easier to resist given that I’ve had success already.
I’m drinking lots of water.
I’m not pushing water. I drink when I’m thirsty. But the more I move, the thirstier I get. I have been averaging between 6 and 10 8-ounce glasses of water per day.
I carry a stainless steel water bottle most everywhere with me, full of filtered ice water. When I’m thirsty, I drink it.
I’m not ready to add anything new to my routine just yet. I’m going to read more of The Spark and work on adding 2 new things next week.
Photo by Alan Cleaver
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