So many friends that go way back will be astonished to read that, Julie actually sweating?!! GASP. Any most that know me know that I am not overweight, not even close. I just calculated my BMI and I am smack dab in the middle of normal at 22.7 (normal goes from 18.5-24.9).
I know I am very lucky. I pretty much eat what I want when I want. I sit all day at a desk. And my doctor is pretty happy with me after she does my annual labs.
So why workout? And why announce it? To be held publicly accountable of course.
I had pictures done last week (needed head shots for book cover) and I actually paid for a digital tummy tuck on two of my pictures. That was a bit of a wake-up call.
My daughter had been begging for a membership to the Y, so we did that on Sunday. The whole family joined.
So my plan…
- No soda (I am drinking an occasional cup of coffee, lots of water and orange juice in the morning, grape juice (1 glass of wine) in the evening)
- Continue with the fresh fruits and veggies. I love them anyway, just need to keep up and maybe eat more of them.
- I started walking, a fast walk, today. I walked about 2.5 miles. Running won’t work since the whole compound fracture/metal ankle debacle a few years ago. I will increase this on a regular basis. I have a playlist on my zune, I walk ‘til it’s run its course. I will just add songs to the list regularly to increase this one.
- After my walk I go into the equipment room and workout. I am starting a zone at a time, trying to be realistic. I have started and stopped this before, so maybe taking baby steps will be better. So, walking then abs. Then walking, abs and arms. Then walking, abs, arms, legs.
So hopefully I will stop feeling as many of these aches and pains I’ve been blaming on aging. If I drop a few pounds or a size or two, that’s ok too.