Saturday, December 27, 2008

Happy Holidays.

Hello All!

I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays. I thought I would come on to provide a quick update about my progress. I lost four pounds this past week. It literally just dropped off. One day I got on the scale and they disappeared.

I am excited and hope this is one downward trend that will continue. I committed this December to get my exercise regimen in gear and this week was no excuse. I managed to get in four sessions. I still got down with Christmas dinner, but I didn't pig out. I'm just focusing on one thing - exercise at least 3x a week. That is all I am holding myself accountable for and it takes a lot of pressure off. Maybe next month I will add another goal. Ever since I realized I was a bipolar exerciser - 6 months of fitness obsession and 6 months of doing absolutely nothing - I decided I would take this lifestyle change one step at at time.

Did y'all know that Billy Blanks' son has a exercise DVD? It's called Cardioke and it is SO much fun. It doesn't even feel like working out. It's like a modern black version of Sweatin' to the Oldies, lol. Like any exercise video, there are several moments of corniness, but I loved the old school moves and singing along. My little sister and I did it together and it was a lot of fun. Check it out if you get a chance.

PS - I'm gonna need A Biscuit Away and Nubian Fitness to hurry up and update their blogs. I know I have a lot of nerve to talk considering that this is the first time I am posting consistently in months, but I need some inspiration!

Saturday, December 20, 2008


It's been a long time since I've posted. I haven't completely fell off. I was doing well in September and stopped exercising for most of October and early November. I started again this month and have been doing...okay. I've managed to exercise an average of 2x a week thus far, which is better than I've done for the past year. I figure if I get in at least 20 minutes or something it is better than nothing.

I can't say I've seen any progress, but the workouts have done wonder for my guilt and tendency to beat myself up about my weight. To clear my head of shame is benefit enough, even if the pounds continue to stay steady.