Now that I had lost 25 pounds, I wanted to keep it off and really wanted to lose ten more. I was stuck again and terrified of re-gaining. I needed another change-up. Increasing my exercise was what I needed to do!
It was about this time I went to visit my parents for the holidays (almost one year into my weight loss program) and I saw my 70+ Mother doing a Jillian Michael’s video. I don’t watch TV so didn’t know who Jillian Michaels was and that she was associated with the show “The Biggest Loser” which I had heard about but never had seen. My mother told me that there were three workouts on the video and that they were only 20 minutes each. I LOVED that idea and it seemed to be helping my mom stay in shape too.
I bought the DVD and loved the idea of losing another ten to twenty pounds in 30 days! Alas, I could not keep up with it six days a week for thirty days and my weight didn’t budge, but I was gaining strength and endurance so committed to doing it at the various levels (depending on my energy level) two to three times a week. I also continued to run errands on my bike, walked with my husband and bought a Core Power Yoga video so I could alternate exercise, keep it interesting and stretch my poor muscles!
Read on about building in a regular exercise program and the importance of doing what’s best for you and keeping it diverse!