Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Journey is Worth It!

"That's the best thing about walking, the journey itself. It doesn't matter much whether you get where you're going or not. You'll get there anyway. Every good hike brings you eventually back home."
- Edward Abbey

When I went to Bible Study Monday night, one of my friends challenged me to exercise and diet with her.
We are going to be accountable to one another.
We won't necessarily work-out together and plan our diets together, but when we meet again on Monday nights, we will share our journey and how much we lost.
Our plan is to workout an hour a day, 6 days a week.
Our goal is to have a 1400 calorie intake for each day.

One of the things I will include in my program is a good fast-paced walk in the neighborhood along
with an aerobic workout from a CD.

I also like to run in place listening to Celine Dion standing in front of a mirror with just shorts and a sports bra.  If I can see my shape and if I am not content with what I see, then it motivates me to keep running!  :)
Sound cheesy or a little quirky?
It's not
It works!
I have had a very successful weight loss and toning doing this BEFORE!

If I don't meet my weight loss goals,
 it is okay because working out and walking just makes me feel wonderful!
Once I get into the routine,
the rest is fun!
I am off to a good start! :)

May you have a healthy (quirky?) day!  :)
Psalm 28:7


Sherri said...

Carolyn, it is always better to diet and exercise with someone. Sounds like you have found a perfect way to do that! I don't think you running in place in front of the mirror... is quirky! Hey it works right! Good Luck!

Ann Nichols said...

Sounds like the best way to diet to me! something about seeing the unwanted "extra" jiggle around sure keeps me from reaching for that extra piece of chocolate!
Many blessings in your very worthwhile project!

Susy said...

My Monday night bible study is working on this too (sort of). Here's our goal (1) watch what you eat (2) exercise (3) pray every day.

Ruth said...

Hi Carolyn, this sounds like a great plan... what a blessing that you have a friend to do this together. I wish you both the very best my sweet friend...:)

Blessings from India...

MTJ said...

Hi Carolyn,

After shoulder surgery (last May), I began a daily exercise regimen. I believe it has helped me lose weight, strengthen my muscles and increase my flexibility (through stretching).

Quirky or not, may you achieve your goals.

Blessings and peace.