Thursday, February 2, 2017

Six More Weeks

Well, this morning, ol' Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his home only to see his shadow, so legend says that we will have 6 more weeks of winter,  While this can be a disheartening thought, there is a plus side to it all.  It means I still have 6 more weeks of indoor activities to lose some of this insulin-induced weight before having to break out the cute (with less material) spring clothing!

For those of us with extra fluff, winter is always forgiving when it comes to clothes, with over-sized long sleeved shirts, sweaters, and hoodies.  We don't really look overweight, we just look "warm", right?  It's been a struggle with trying to get my body to move in the cold, but I did find this great website and app called BodBot.  You enter in all your information and it makes workouts FOR you.   You'll get your list either via email, or on your app.  The days you do not get one are your rest days, or days you can choose other activities.  As you do the reps, you mark them off as you go, and by the time you are done... complete workout done!  I tweeked mine by adding what equipment I have and do not have, so most of my workout can be done anywhere, no equipment needed.  It's great, and there is also a feature (like most fitness apps) where you can upgrade and it will track much more, analyze your progess, help you meal plan in order to reach your goals faster.

Screenshot of my BodBot App
Another great website/app is MyFitnessPal.  I've used this in the past, and it is quite popular as well.  While both programs are great and have amazing information and can track your progress and daily activities, neither will work for you if you don't do the work!

Of course my goal is to get back down to 150 lbs, so I have about 30+ lbs to lose, and my biggest issue has always been exercise.  I like finding things that are fun, so that it doesn't feel like a chore.  I lost a lot of weight when I was playing softball, but with a blown knee and torn muscles in my throwing arm, that's not an option anymore.  I hate that my range of motion and body has limitations now.  I'm actively seeking things that will help me out, and of course I'll always have Zumba and dance fitness, like Caleb Marshall - The Fitness Marshall!!  He cracks me up!

I'll just keep on keeping on and hopefully be ready for spring in 6 weeks!  Ciao for now!

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