Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Exercise Routine Psychology

Yes, that's me on the treadmill -  30 minutes, 5 days a week. Even though I have managed to stick with this routine for two months now, I haven't lost an ounce, but I'm strangely undeterred by this lack of progress. Everyday I tell myself I am going to start eating better (this monologue is usually conducted during my healthy yogurt and granola breakfast), but by 11:00am when my blood sugar dips, I typically grab something sweet to tide myself over until lunch. Lunch is also typically a healthy meal, but afternoon snack, another sugarfest. Dinner is hit and miss: sometimes healthy and low calorie, other times not.

Oddly, I have found that what keeps me coming back to my treadmill every morning is allowing myself some movie time via my iPad while I'm hiking - I absolutely love watching a good show. I have gotten hooked on Brideshead Revisited, a 1981 British series, with lots of episodes, but I only watch it during those 30 minutes I am exercising. Now, why is it that I can be so disciplined about when I watch a particular show, but I can't seem to steer clear of those extra calories each day? I'm pretty sure I know the answer, but it seems silly to me that, as much as I'd like to shed a few pounds, I can't seem to make the necessary diet changes to make it happen. At 9:00am I am gungho to choose fruit for a snack instead of cookies, but by 11:00am I have decided that it doesn't really matter. What's with that?!?

I used to have more resolve about achieving goals. I think I'm getting lazy with age.


Carol said...

Lynne....I SO can relate! Good luck with it. I'm supposed to start walking again tomorrow. We'll see! (I do think it's our age!!)

Humberto Dib said...

Great blog, loved it.
I'll follow you.
Cheers from Argentina.

Lynne said...

Carol, all my best wishes for a quick recovery!

Lynne said...

Thank you for reading, Humberto. Cheers to you!

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