Monday, January 12, 2009

I'm back

Hi there, I'm Kathy and I'm a lapsed dieter and exerciser. I joined this blog and was gung ho for a little but life got in the way and it was easy to ignore my resolve to eat healthier and move my body some.

But it's a new year which means I get a fresh start, right? I turn 40 this year. I know, I know, I don't look a day over 25 :-) Granted my birthday isn't until November but I don't want to be 40 and fat. I've been eating healthier and have lost 3 pounds this year. Now, if I can figure out a way to get some exercise in, it would come off more quickly and I'd be getting healthier as well.

Any tips? I work outside the home and have 3 kids. I'm generally gone from 7:30-6:30 daily--after I get home it's the dinner/homework/bath routine. I stay up way too late because I can't sleep but am scared to work out late at night in case it keeps me up longer (I seriously go to bed at midnite or later most of the time) so getting up early to work out doesn't work for me right now. Blah, blah, blah. . .



Marie said...

First of all, way to go on the 3 pounds!!!

As for the working out at night....I PROMISE you that as long as you work out no closer to your bedtime than about 45 min, you WILL NOT be unable to fall asleep. I really think working out at the beginning of the day gets you going, but working out at the end of the day when you've already been awake for 10-12 hours will only help you be even more tired come bedtime. I could be wrong - everyone is different, but I used to work out in the evening and never had a problem. Give it a try before you sign it off completely. If you can't get outside for a run late 'cause it's cold, dark and dangerous, and you don't have any equipment at home, buy a couple of $5-$10 DVD's and work out in front of your tv. ANYTHING is better than nothing, so even if it's just 20-30 min, your body will thank you, and I think you'll even sleep BETTER after working out. That's just my two-cents. Good luck and keep us posted!!

Kristen said...

I second Marie. I don't know if it will help you sleep better (it doesn't work for me, but I'm practically an owl) but at least you would be doing something productive with those wasted hours, right? That's how I'm trying to see it, anyway. And you could try a yoga or pilates work out that maybe would be all about adrenaline and that might relax you.
Congratulations on the three pounds, you rock:)

Jane said...

Well, don't know that I have a lot to offer other than commisseration. I am turning 39 next week but have already started to try to lose some weight so I don't look this way in a year. Sigh. I also work outside the home and have two schedule looks a lot like yours. Mainly I've just changed diet so far...figure I'll add exercise later.


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