Can You Commit to Just 10 Minutes?December 27, 2011
I got this book for Christmas
In the beginning, the author, Pam Anderson (and no, not the Baywatch babe) talks about her weight struggles, and how she decided she could never do another diet again. How she couldn’t do Atkins or South Beach because she didn’t want to have to cut out a whole category of foods. She didn’t want a life without pasta and wine. I love the reasoning here. I too, don’t do well on these types of diets. I can’t live without half and half in my coffee, and bread with real butter very long. And if you've been around for a year with me, you know I love my wine too (Can you still believe its 4 points plus per glass?) It isn’t sustainable for me. That’s why I have always loved Weight Watchers… you can eat anything, just not everything!
Another item that really stuck out at me was her philosophy behind exercising. She talks about how she didn’t have time for an hour or even a half hour workout, so she didn’t exercise. But then she decided that she could make time for smaller bursts of an activity, and that would count too! She made the decision to do a small walk before every meal, and just that movement made a huge change in her life, and her weight.
I’d commit to walk 10 minutes, but it would be in the dark right now, so I don’t think that is an option. But I can:
Do some crunches
Pretend Lily is a barbell and bench press her
Put on some music and dance crazy for 5 minutes. My son will love this one!
It’s like my own circuit training routine. So… for the next month I pledge to take 10 minutes for me to “exercise”. It is something, it is probably all I can really do right now, and while it’s a far cry from the 3-4 mile runs of my past, it is moving forward, and it will do something to move me towards my next goals.
Will you commit to joining me for the next month?