Weigh-in Wednesday: Let’s Get Real!

IMAG0191Let’s get real!

It isn’t that we don’t know the path to better health. While we each may have physical limitations or allergies unique to us, we know the basics: Increase activity. Decrease intake. Eat fresh.

So if we know what it takes why is it so hard to lose weight and maintain a healthier body?

It’s a bear to establish healthy habits, but it’s just as difficult to continue them once goals are met–at least for me.

Am I the only out here?

(I know I’m not.)

With all the renovations on my house the only part of my body that grew stronger were painting muscles. My walking legs aren’t quite as muscled and the middle is going soft again.

And I let it happen after all that work to drop 55 pounds and get strong after those car accidents!

So I’m trying to re-establish the healthy choices that brought much freedom and joy back into my life before the ease of movement slips away again.

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The brave and beautiful Jennifer bundled in several layers to walk with me today!

Yesterday I chose to walk while I took a phone call. Today I asked a friend to walk with me. I’m an extrovert, so being in community while I walk gives me that little extra joy I need to keep my feet moving. I know I need to return to this activity even when it’s a solitary endeavor, and I’ll get there, but for now having a friend helps!

Jennifer bundled up to stay cozy in the cold and we enjoyed the fresh (though slightly nippy) air, avoided the goose poop, and had a good long conversation uninterrupted by the real world.

Honestly, it was heavenly!

How about you? Would calling a friend make it more fun to be active today?

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8 thoughts on “Weigh-in Wednesday: Let’s Get Real!

  1. disappearingwoman December 4, 2014 at 3:12 am Reply

    Good for you for getting out there and getting some good exercise! Exercising with a friend is a definite motivator for me, although I’ll exercise alone, as well. I’m an extrovert, too, which makes going to the wellness center so nice. I always find buddies to workout with there. 🙂 Hope your Thanksgiving was nice!

    • Paula Moldenhauer December 4, 2014 at 4:13 am Reply

      Hi my friend! Yes, spending time with others makes it more enjoyable! I’m glad you are benefiting from the community of the wellness center along with the other cool stuff you’re doing in community, like the marathon! How was your Thanksgiving? Mine was very enjoyable, but I must admit to being exhausted after a week of celebrating!

  2. Caryl December 4, 2014 at 6:30 am Reply

    If I lived there, or you here, I would brave the cold and walk with you!!

  3. realchange4u December 5, 2014 at 1:01 am Reply

    Good for you Paula. I survived Thanksgiving four pounds up. I am now back in place. Tonight I was given a whole pork chop. I cut it in half. I am staying healthy and fit while watching my portions. Glad you could get together with your friend.

    • Paula Moldenhauer December 5, 2014 at 11:18 pm Reply

      Good for you for dropping those four pounds so quickly! That’s an inspiration!

  4. Marie Keates December 6, 2014 at 7:41 am Reply

    You are not alone. Good for you on the walking. That is one thing I haven’t stopped doing.

    • Paula Moldenhauer December 6, 2014 at 4:53 pm Reply

      I know. You are such an inspiration to me in this area. I really do look to you to help keep my head on straight about the need to move!

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