You know the time you tried to lose weight, but you defeated yourself before you even got going?
You wanted to lose some weight, but you really didn’t want to sweat or pass on the soda or eat healthier foods.
You wanted the end result, but not the hard work that is required to get there.
How’d that work out for you?
For me, not so well.
My first week ofÂ the iHeartOmron Fitness Challenge sponsored by Omron Fitness didn’t go as I intended it.Â I’m supposed to report how much weight I’ve lost so far.
And I haven’t lost any.
I had a really taxing work week.
I’m really stressed out about a bunch of stuff.
I did not anticipate how long it would take my body to heal from my surgery last week.
I have a sore throat, and I don’t feel especially well.
I have a lot more excuses. I bet you do, too.
I did take my kids to the Pennsylvania Farm Show this week, and that was a physically demanding endeavor.
Friday morning (the day after the Farm Show), I weighed 316 pounds according to my brand new fancyÂ Â 510W Scale.
This morning, I weighed 319 pounds according to the same scale.
At first, I thought that the scale must be wrong.
Then I thought about the date night dinner I had at Carrabba’s – chicken bryan slathered in lemon butter, garlic mashed potatoes, and ice cream. And 3 large glasses of root beer. And the Greek beef and noodles Joe made with the 2 sticks of butter sauce. And the breakfast with my dad – 3 egg omelet with sausage and a thick coating of American cheese and loads of homefries. And the 2 small glasses of Mountain Dew.
I’m eating gluten-free, but I’m not eating very healthy.
Maybe the scale wasn’t wrong. Maybe I did gain 3 pounds in 3 days.
I have a lot of work to do.
The thing is that nothing happens unless we make it happen, so let’s get this thing started.
Today, we are going to work out. Me and you, right? We’re going to do this together.
Here’s a short video from Bob Greene to help us get moving:
I’ll be doing my first iHeartOmron workout this afternoon – a warm-up of foot fires followed by 4 circuits of pushups, bent-over rows, shoulder presses, tricep kickbacks, and curls. It’sÂ reminiscentÂ of my WiiFit workouts, and I always liked those. I’m looking forward to doing it this afternoon.
What are you doing today to forge a healthier life for yourself?
This post is sponsored byÂ Omron FitnessÂ strapless heart rate monitorÂ as a collaboration withÂ Bookieboo Blogging NetworkÂ andÂ MamavationÂ â€“ a community dedicated toÂ weight loss for womenÂ andobesity prevention for families.Â Â I was provided with product and compensation for my time and honest opinions.Â
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