Can not believe how good a month of exercise is making me feel
Not sure what combination of factors got me going, but for the past month (4 fridays ago) I have been doing a good chunk of exercise each and every day.
At work I am lucky enough to be able to do 2 20-minute walks each day. Before 4 fridays ago I did this on average 3 to 4 times a week with maybe a day of doing just one 2 minute walk. Since then I have done it every day 2 of them except when recovering from a stomach flu.
I have also used my gazelle either 6 or 7 days a week going from about 25 minutes to now 40 minutes a day.
I am doing a bit more strength training with push-ups and dumb bells and exercise bands.
All together I could not have asked for better results. My wife says I am snoring much less. I wake up with more energy. I have more energy during the day. I am not as hungry, so I can make better food choices. Very excited.
In the past I have led with changes to eating to try to lose weight. This time it was first exercising every day and boy I can tell I am going to lose what I want and keep it off. Why? So much more energy. Eating less has not for me ever produced that.
Down at 8-12 pounds from 4 weeks ago and probably have more muscle so very happy....
That is wonderful! I can identify with this. I've been eating better and starting an exercise program for less than 6 weeks and I feel much better already. It's partly a mental thing and partly physical. My energy level is increasing, not by leaps and bounds, but a little. And any improvement is good.
When I hit my one month of exercise mark, I was so excited. And the great thing is, now that you're going for a record, you won't want to stop, because it will take you a whole month to get back to where you are now. It's a great cycle!