Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Working It Out - One Day at a Time

I don't like exercise.

Well, let me rephrase that. I like exercise once I get started but the thought of exercising does not get me pumped, if you know what I mean.

But as the saying goes, "Plan the work then work the plan." In other words, if you don't set out to do something, you'll never get it done. Especially when it comes to doing something you don't feel like doing.

I have to make myself exercise. The way I do that is I schedule exercise into my day. I know as soon as I get home, while I have an empty stomach, I'm going to exercise. No ifs, ands, or buts about it.

The week wasn't without it's challenges of course. I noticed my back was a little bit sore last week. I wasn't sure if I hurt my back while exercising or if I slept wrong. But with each passing day it got progressively worse, to the point that on Sunday it hurt to move. Last Thursday, I started taking AIM Frame Essentials® because it has always helped me with occasional back and knee problems I've had in the past. It's done me a world of good because I can tell this evening my back is almost back to normal. Having a strong, healthy back is crucial to my exercise goals. With it being so sore I had to temper my workout somewhat so it is very exciting for my back to feel good again.

I don't have any weight loss to report this week because I am gaining muscle. I weighed myself Sunday morning and found I had gained a pound. I felt lighter and thought the scales would reflect that. I didn't let the weight gain get to me because I know I'm building a foundation. My clothes are looser and my tummy is flatter.

I've decided to weigh and take my measurements on a monthly basis. The six week program, Slim In 6, that my daughter and I are doing right now will end on July 14th. I will give a progress report at that time. Like I said, I don't like exercise. But I'm loving the results!

Related Post: Progress Report

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Irish Mom said...

I hope your back feels better!! I'll be anxious to see your results when the Slim in 6 program is over!!

Laura said...

Thanks irish mom! I'm anxious to see the results too!

Ruthie said...

Great job! Can't wait to see the results too! Your doing an awesome job. :)

Laura said...

Thanks, Ruthie. We're trying!

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