First came the heat wave. . .then the wildfire smoke. . and a week or so disappeared.
Time is an abstract we tie our life events too. A week seems like a really long time to not workout, but it is far better to take care of your body.
Actually, our bodies need rest time to adjust to all the changes we make, whether it is weight loss, adding a exercise, or changing dietary intake. It’s easier to make changes and allow our bodies to adjust, than a continuing barrage of change. It feels better mentally too.
I make the changes, push myself hard, allow my body to rest, and come back with greater results than if I continually push myself.
I’ve had a week rest from my exercise plan, which is walking 4 to 6 miles 3 to 5 times a week. The smoke and heat made it unhealthy to continue.
What I love about taking a break like this is that I cannot wait to get back to walking. I cannot wait for the smoke to clear. My body feels ready to take on the next step in my weight loss and fitness plan.
I maintained the weight that I have lost to this point. I have lost 32 pounds since March. My self image is catching up with my body changes. I love what I see in the mirror, and am adjusting to the knowledge that I can wear a size M comfortably. I cannot even imagine what I looked like 32 pounds heavier.
My body feels rested and ready for the next 10 to 15 pounds. This makes it easier to shed the unwanted weight, and continue on this lifestyle path. I do have a plan for the last bit of weight loss and fitness changes.
Challenge for Those Who Accept. . .Look at the changes you are making in your life. Do you like them? Do you want to keep them? If you could change them, what would they look like? Think about it. . .then decide if you want the make the changes. . .
To Wellness for All. . .Karen
Fitness & Wellness Coach