My weight’s a constant battle. I’ve said it before – I have a good 15lb range that my scale will see on any given year or two. Most of the time I’ll hover in the middle of that range. After a good diet I’ll be at the start of it, after a summer of drinks andbarbecues, I’ll be at the other end.

I lost almost 15 pounds in the summer of 2010 using a free diet and fitness site, MyFitnessPal.com. I’ve talked about them over and over here and I still swear by it.

Which is why I’m back on it as of this week. (Well that, and the fact that I’ve gained back 8 of those 15 lbs.)

Losing weight isn’t easy. I know it isn’t. I have to workout and workout hard, and I have to eat less. There’s no quick remedy and it’s about persistence and patience. I have to remind myself of this daily or I just can’t do it.

I got out of the workout groove this past summer. Then one too many tasty margaritas on the deck hit and I don’t even know, but the fall came and it hurt to button my pants.

No more excuses.

One of the nice things about getting back into the diet and exercise routine is remembering how much I actually do enjoy working out. I’m only three days in but I already feel worlds better.

Trying something new: And, I tried a new class today! I went to my first ever Spin class. I’m not kidding when I tell you guys, I don’t think I’ve been on a stationary bike since sometime in the mid-90s. I always hated how it hurts my butt (that hasn’t changed) but didn’t realize what a real grind it can really be! I sweat up a storm! And this was after I had run 3 miles on the track so I’m feeling pretty pleased with myself tonight.

Who’s with me on working out and getting healthy this fall?

Comments

  1. yeah. okay. I’ll do it. not necessarily the spin thingamajig but you have motivated me to get back into at least the dieting part. . . . for now. But who knows, stranger things have happened, there may be an exercise class in my future some day. . .

  2. No it is not easy to lose weight. I am currently doing Weight Watchers to try and lose my baby weight and so far have lost almost 16 pounds. Good luck on your journey

  3. Now that is a workout!!!!

    I stopped using the machines because of my knee and found great success walking 3 miles a day at a fast pace on the track at the gym. First I noticed my shape slimming, then the pounds came off!!!

  4. I have been using the myfitnesspal app on my phone and it has been wonderful– the only thing that works for me. 18 pounds lost so far!!!

  5. I am so with you girl! My weight was at an all time high January 1. I got in really great shape for a Hollywood blog event last fall and then hurt my lower back and just went downhill with the holiday eating and slothdom. 😉 I’ve kept the wait off but it yo yos up and down 3 or 4 pounds and being so short that really makes a difference. I need to check out that website!

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