Happy 4th of July! Oh how I miss your fireworks and barbecues and fun with family and friends. I think we might go out for some "American" food tonight just to sate my holiday homesickness. Someone send me some sparklers, stat!
Anyway...I'm doing a "Monday Motivation" post to get myself back into the holding myself to account on the exercise front habit...because apparently I'm a kid who needs nannied/accountability or I slide back into the natural couch potato marshmallow state that I seem to want to be in lately. In some small defense, my knees are kind of messed up again, they haven't been "right" since my visit to The Tower of London,so initially I was trying to rest them, but they are still twingeing here and there, which is annoying. Can my body stop being so old and decrepit please thanks a bunch? ;-0
But I can only put it off for so long. I have been at least keeping at my weekly Pilates class (we're on a break until next week and then it's just 4 classes, with another break after that of probably a month) so now is not the time to fall irretrievably back into my old sloth-like ways. It also doesn't help that the weather has been pretty horrid this summer either, let's be honest it's hard to feel motivated to care about wearing skirts and all that jazz when it's drizzly and I'm covered up head to toe.
Anyway, the buck/excuses stops here. I'm going to check in every Monday, if anyone is interested, with my weekly exercise tally. Because yikes is there nothing to report this week (I did do a Davina two weeks ago, erp), and that has got to change. I'm going to re-set my goal for now to 3 aerobic sessions of some sort a week. And hopefully a respectable amount of walking. SO please don't rain Scotland (bwa ha ha as if), I need to re-gain my exercise mojo!
My MyFitnessPal log has also fallen by the wayside. Here's the thing, after my month and a bit of exercise and counting calories, I hadn't lost any weight. Sigh. Which I'm not going to lie to you good people, is probably a big part of the recent slack off. Which is dumb, because I do feel better when I exercise, and I HAVE gone down a belt loop, so I know it's better to work out than to not work out.
But it's frustrating to say the least and I don't know what I'm doing wrong (eating too much, obv.). Has anyone else managed to lose weight with the app? Do you think it overestimates calorie recommendations for weight loss? Mine is at around 1400 but I'm thinking the eating the exercise calories is where I've gone wrong (some say it's fine, others not). I only ate some of them some of the time but obviously that was enough to stop me losing weight I guess. Or I am massively underestimating what I eat.
I just don't feel like I eat that much, especially when I'm calorie counting, to be the weight that I am, and it's frustrating as heck. I think I might bite the bullet and get a cheap-ish fitness wrist tracker if I can find one, maybe that will motivate me to walk more. Though I don't want to end up like Mike in Veep with the ocd stair climbing! (Oh yeah, we binged that baby this month, so good!).
How about you, are you having a summer of fitness and healthy good-ness? Do you find it easier to lose weight when it's actually warmer out? I know I normally do, if only Scotland's weather would cooperate! Anyway please wish me luck this week, I really need it! If anyone want to join me in logging their exercise on a Monday please do, it will make me feel less alone in this!