I wasn’t expecting a great number on the scale this week. I didn’t weigh all week and we ate out A LOT. Bad, bad, bad! Usually for me, eating out means gaining weight. So, I wasn’t expecting greatness!
Down 1.2…wahoo! Shocker! Yeah! Must have been all that exercise!
Speaking of exercise, that was the meeting topic of the day!
“I don’t have time to exercise.”
Raise your hand if you have ever said this. Oh…earlier today? Yes, me too!
Who doesn’t have ten minutes a day? Do you watch television? I bet you watch longer than 10 minutes a day. Do you Facebook? I bet you are on there longer than 10 minutes. If we get truthful with ourselves, we ALL have 10 minutes a day.
That’s what this week’s meeting topic was.
10 minutes a day.
For the Thanksgiving challenge, Weight Watchers wants us to do a NEW activity for 10 minutes every day. Now, for some of you, that will be doing any activity at all. For those of us who walk/run, that is a little more challenging.
As most of you know, I have been training for a half-marathon so my activity of choice lately is run/walking. In order to do something new, I will either have to join a gym or get creative. Well, a gym is out of the question so it is time to get creative.
Besides, I can do anything for 10 minutes a day, right?
Here are my daily 10-minute activities:
Tuesday: 2 mile half-marathon training followed by 10 minutes of walking lunges.
Wednesday: 10 minutes of walking up and down stairs.
Thursday: 2 mile half-marathon training and 10 minutes walking the dog (she needs the exercise)
Friday: I will be mentally preparing to run 13.1 miles the next morning. NO activity for me today.
Saturday: I will be run/walking a half marathon so I give myself permission to NOT do a new activity today.
Sunday: Since I will probably be very sore, I will do bicep curls and overhead presses for 10 minutes.
Monday: 10 minutes of squats (Hopefully I will be able to move my legs by now!)
See…I can get creative. 10 minutes a day is totally do-able. I would rather do running/walking but maybe my body will appreciate the variety! That is my hope.
I am thinking that Weight Watchers wants us to commit to 10 minutes because they know once we get started, we will probably go longer than 10 minutes…sneaky peeps!
Here is what I am thinking…Make 10 minutes a day to exercise now or make 24 hours a day to die. Ummm….I’ll go exercise!