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Monday, May 21, 2012

Irish dance diet - Step up the exercise

I used to be really motivated to lose weight and the last few years I haven't been able to muster up that enthusiasm.  I think that as my family has grown and I spend much of my time planning, cooking, storing food and the junk food makes its way into my house (how does it do that?) that I have a harder time resisting food.

Soo, I am going to up the exercise to combat the apparent lack of willpower I have to stay away from food.  I will still strive to eat healthy, don't get me wrong.  Here's my plan of attack:

1- Decide where you can fit in more exercise

I love to read, so at night I am going to spend the first half an hour of my reading time on the elliptical machine.  I won't even notice that I'm working out! I will continue to practice my Irish dancing every week day and attend my classes.  The weather is getting warmer and that means bonus walks in the evening with my husband.

2- Weigh each "extra" bite and decide if it's worth taking away from the excellent work outs I am doing.  Is a handful of Swedish fish really worth cancelling out the calories burned on the elliptical tonight (sometimes it is, sometimes it isn't)?

What kinds of exercise do you like to do, in addition to Irish Dancing?

Week Seven

Weight lost=.6 pounds
Total weight loss=3.4 pounds

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