Sadly, I have a very small weightloss to report this week... just 1/2 a pound! What a bummer!!!
But, really... it's a fabulous topic for the week. What do you do when the scale doesn't budge?
Don't lose hope!
Work smarter, not harder!
I dug out the "TurboJam" dvds I bought via infomercial one morning a couple years ago, and did the TurboSculpt video on Saturday morning. In my kitchen. While the kids watched cartoons. 5 pounds seemed really light and too easy in the beginning (ha, ha), but by the time the video was done 45 minutes later, I was sore. Everywhere.
Sunday morning I jumped on my bike and went for a quick 5.6 mile bike ride (I heart Google maps)! Nothing like a big dog jumping out at you to kick up your heart rate and add a little oomph to the workout...
Monday after work, we threw the Little Man in the jogging stroller and heading down the road for a walk, and ran when we felt like it. He got a nap, we got a workout (pushing an extra 40 pounds is a bonus).
Tuesday was crazy for me (staff meeting after work, DH made dinner, fed the kids, ran off to kids sports class, home and get them ready for bed), so it was my "Day Off".
Today I'm going for a walk afterschool with a good friend, so I hope the weather cooperates. She is also trying to lose some weight, but doesn't like to run. Just moving for 45 minutes is better than nothing, so it counts as cardio!
When you have kids underfoot and have to find time for a workout, you must be creative. Last week the neighbors watched me walk laps around my back yard and run the stairs up to the deck every 2 laps. It was a great 30 minute workout, and the kids were too busy playing on the swingset and in the yard with each other to care what I was doing. Did I look goofy? Probably. Do I care what the neighbors think? Not really.
Sooner or later, my body will get with the program and the scale will change. I know in my head that I am doing the best I can and making positive, healthy changes to my life, and thats all good, no matter what numbers I see staring back at me. Non-scale victories are sometimes more important and have a greater impact, like feeling your jeans feel looser and being able to run more and farther than you could last week.
Hope you are all working smarter and having victories of your own!!!