Oh exercise….why are we constantly at odds?! I try so hard to be consistent but lately I haven’t been. I go through swells. I’m all into it. And then I’m not. This is no way to behave! Consistency is the key. Of all people I should know this. It almost doesn’t matter what you do so long as you do SOMETHING and do it REGULARLY. Even if you walk 30 seconds, 10 minutes, 15 minutes….but do it DAILY….then you’re really accomplishing something. Its those big exercise spurts out of no where followed by riding the couch that really are nothing but dead ends.
It pains me. It really does. I totally want to be one of those people who goes from a completely sedentary lifestyle to running marathons. I want to be that girl who carries around her yoga mat and water bottle and posts things on twitter about how many miles she ran this morning. Instead I struggle STILL even after losing a few hundred pounds to force myself to exercise!
I AM RIDICULOUS
My 400 pound self had more backbone then I do lately! I wonder how did she do it? How did she haul herself around the block at that weight in that heat and then get up again and do it the next day without fail?? I was so on it back then. Yet now I mentally I struggle to make myself work out every day. I keep hoping that one day I will stumble upon some form of exercise that I just LOVE. Something that will not feel like exercise. It will just be so fun I will want to do it all the time. But so far that hasn’t happened.
The closest thing I have found to that is walking. I still continue to go back to my Leslie Sansone walking workouts. She is just simply the only one I can stick with. And I have to admit when I am doing them consistently I start to really look forward to it. I feel better. I feel more positive about the day. And she has made enough of them now that I never get bored. I own probably 20 of them! I have several of her videos already downloaded in my Amazon library. Sadly, though, my Roku isn’t working and I can’t get them to come up. What a lovely excuse.
But I never do more than 2 miles lately. And that is totally fine except that at this point in the game I am capable of doing more. It’s just that I literally get bored SO easily that I have a hard time continuing on after that.
I’m thinking about buying a treadmill but I owned one once before and it became a clothes hanger.
I lost 240 pounds without the use of a treadmill so why would I need one now? Maybe I’m just doing that thing where I tell myself…..”If I just had a treadmill!”
I joined the YMCA but I have only gone twice. It’s just too far for me to go regularly.
Then the other day I heard about rebounding. That peaked my curiosity. From what I can gather it’s jumping on a mini trampoline. Does anyone know about this? Does anyone have a mini trampoline? Is this just me trying to find another diversion so I don’t have to just go for a walk already???
In researching information on mini trampolines, I actually stumbled onto two different blogs where the people incorporated rebounding (mini trampoline workouts) as part of their way to fight cancer!
Both of the posts do a great job of outlining why they feel this is a good exercise for all people. Here are the links:
All this really made me think I should give it a try. I just wonder if it would be a waste of my money for me to buy one of these. I’ve never had great balance. I get dizzy VERY easily. I don’t like any kind of activity that jars me. And even though I’ve lost a few hundred pounds I still have a bra size that is probably not conducive to a lot of jumping. This is why jogging for me continues to be a problem even when I strap them down! That makes me wonder if this is a good idea.
Even if I do decide to buy one and try it out. Which one?!
Everything I’ve read says the Bellicon is the way to go. But even that is highly confusing. You have to select what kind of bungee cords to get with it and that determines how soft or hard your bounce will be. And how soft or hard SHOULD my bounce be? I don’t know! I’ve read that it depends on what you’re doing. What if I get the wrong one? The wrong kind? They say you can switch the cords out easily but let’s face it—it’s ME. And I’m not good with instructions. So odds are if I have to redo the bungee cords it won’t get done. And there I will be with some piece of equipment I can’t use that turns into nothing more than a bouncy toy for the kids. Not to mention the price. Sheesh! This is how I got paralyzed when considering the purchase of a treadmill. Which one to get? Too many decisions!! For me, too many choices are not good. I have a personality that is easily overwhelmed by choices. I get trapped in indecisiveness and that leads me to making no decision at all.
For now—I will just stick with my walking videos. At least they are easily accessible and I actually like doing them.
But if anyone has an experience to share or suggestions on the mini trampolines or treadmills–send them my way!
I hope you all have a wonderful day!