I ran across a terrific article on weight loss... and as soon as I remember where I found it, I'll reference it... wherein the author contended that the people who lost weight and kept it off were the ones who didn't see roadblocks as anything more than temporary.
I've just encountered my first roadblock. My knee has taken to hurting whenever I get up from a chair or push down on a bicycle pedal from a complete stop. I've been driving the evilSUV for the last few days, and I'm being extra careful with those treacherous chairs. The danger is that I'll lose my impetus, the forward drive that has kept me going so far. I don't want to slide into the couch potato patch again.
The things I'm doing to make sure I keep up my exercise program:
- I've put my second bike up on a magnetic trainer, so I can pedal gently without having to put too much pressure on the knee.
- I've finally unwrapped the Pilates DVD and tried it out. Yes, I can definitely feel it. (I know that's not aerobic exercise, but I want to feel as if I've been working out, so I'll still feel that I'm making progress.)
- I've stopped riding my commuter bike, and I'm going to give it a tuneup. It feels harder to pedal in gears that have been comfortable before, so I'm wondering if I need to grease something or clean something or... well... do something to some widget. (Mental note: find wherever I put that bicycle repair book.)
I'll see if this helps.
It doesn't help that I'm up to my elbows in work at the moment. Makes it harder to prepare veggies and ensure I've got a healthily stocked refrigerator. (I'm apt to grab something fast foodish if I'm starving and there isn't "good" food ready at hand.)
Oh, @#$! it. I can stay up late tonight to finish the manual. I'm going to put myself first for a change. I'm going to go cook healthy vegetables. Now.