I’m at week 11 on WW and it’s going alright. I’m losing weight, less than 5 pounds away from hitting my 10% loss. However, I need to focus on more than just the food and work on making lifestyle changes. Yes, I’ve made some changes, but I can be doing so much more. At the meetings, there are topics that engage me, but I simply don’t follow through. The weekly magazine, a mere 12 pages in length, tends to sit unread in my purse or backpack until I remember to take it out and put it in my WW folder with the others, forgotten. If I have time to sit in front of the tv at night, I have time to spend a few minutes reading something that can help me make positive lifestyle changes, or actually making the changes.
Exercise is going fine. I’m liking the kettlebell class and another class that focuses on strength training, though both are considered interval workouts, with both cardio and strength. I went to a Corebar class last week and didn’t care for it. It felt awkward holding the bar, and it also didn’t feel good on my “bad shoulder”. As usual, I’d like to be doing more exercise, but for now, I strive for three classes a week, plus my usual “functional exercise” – weekday walking/cycling for my work commute and weekend dogwalks (bf walks doggie weekdays, just in case you’re worried doggie isn’t getting his exercise, lol). My stair-climbing initiative was dropped when I was recovering from my extreme quad muscle soreness after my first kettlebell class. Not sure if I want to pick it back up again. I just find walking the fire stairwell at work thoroughly dreary. My weight loss has made me feel more comfortable seeing myself in the mirror during my classes. I’ve been thinking of returning to Jazzercise classes back in my old neighborhood. It’s not nearly as convenient as the classes in my area, but I really like my old instructor much more than any of the ones I’ve had after her. Now that I’ve lost a lot of excess weight, I’m actually more serious about it. Previously, I’d think about it and one of the several excuses not to go back was that I was ashamed of my weight gain…not sure if this is an NSV or plain old vanity. But then again, a lot of our NSV’s are based on vanity, right?? 😀