In the last week i have not worked out, not once. Dont get me wrong, i want to work out, but i just dont. I set the time aside and end up just sitting on my butt or do house work. UGH! I swear, every time that i set out to lose weight, it is the motivation part of it that gets me lost.
One thing that my cousin does (she just had a baby about 6-7 months ago) is do mommy and me exercises. If you look online such as youtube, you can find plenty. She will do squats while holder her child, she will go on walks with the stroller and tons of other things. The main thing to do is to exercise and eat healthy rather than cut calories just for the simple fact is that you need to provide those calories to your new baby.
Thank you all so much for the pep talk!! Like i said on my first post, the motivation is the one thing that i never keep up on. But, i am all signed up so Zumba tonight and i have already paid, so i have to go. But as far as making my house work an exercise routine, i really think that would work. I can clean my house like no other and i enjoy doing it. I think that this group is the one thing that will keep my motivation headed in the right direction rather than having no motivation at all.
I do agree. This week end on Saturday, down here in Salt Lake City, Utah, we are having a marothon. It is expected to have 5,000-7,000 people. They were going to shut it down in fear of the Boston bombing. But they decided against it. That is kind of scary, but it does prove a point.
And below is soeething that from Mister Rogers regarding 9/11
Mister Rogers shared much wisdom during his lifetime. Perhaps none as meaningful as the message he shared to comfort children after the 9/11 bombing. These words still bring comfort to me, and I hope they do for you, as well. "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'To this day, especially in times of 'disaster,' I remember my mother's words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers — so many caring people in this world." As I watch the news coverage out of Boston today, I see the helpers everywhere, comforting those who are injured and frightened. We are fortunate to have such people among us.View Thread
Severely slashing calories leads to weight loss, but the lost weight includes precious muscle mass and poses health risks -- and most people end up regaining the weight plus extra pounds. "Rapid weight loss by critical calorie restriction," May, the author of Eat What You Love and Love What You Eat, says, "causes water, some fat, and muscle loss, which ultimately decreases metabolism so the body needs fewer calories to survive." It also causes a shift toward a higher percentage of body fat, which increases the risk for metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. Don't cut calories below 1,200 per day. Otherwise, you will struggle to meet nutrient needs, fuel your activity, and satisfy your hunger. Keep in mind that when you lose weight quickly, you tend to pack it back on with more fat and less muscle, which lowers your metabolism and calorie needs even more.