Feb 16, 2011

Excercise makes me feel good.

Dieting does not make me feel happy. I am moody and frustrated as my body adjusts from years of eating wonderfully awful food. I am often hungry and when I am due for my meals, I am testy. Exercise on the other hand makes me happy.

Shirt from www.shirtwoot.com contest. Would wear one to the gym if it came in my size.
When I was in my "accept me for who I am, you are the one with a problem" stage in life I would often joke about people who ran arround tracks and ended up where they started. When someone would say they were going to be running in a marathon I would crack a joke about how you couldn't get me to run if even if something were chasing me.

BodyMedia FIT Armband BW Weight Management SystemI love the way exercises makes me feel. I have WAY more energy, I feel accomplished, I sleep better and it motivates me to eat better because there is NO way I am doing another 30 min. of hard core elliptical just to eat something that is not on my diet plan. I am using a bodybugg I purchased used and it is worth every penney to help me track how many calories I am burning every day and for each workout. It helps me feel that every time I move my calories COUNT. You know how you get on the treadmill or elliptical trainer and even though your 20 or 30 min. workout is done you see you are at 450 calories and it just pushes you to get fifty more for an even 500? I do and this motivates me when I take my breaks, I walk. When I am waiting for my wife to pick me up at work, I run some stairs. I have a calories burned goal for each day like I have a calories intake goal. It's awesome. The bodybugg is pricey because you not only have to buy the hardware but there is a monthly subscription. If I were to do it again I would go with a BodyMedia FIT. It is the EXACT same hardware and the subscription costs less.


  1. That is what I keep telling people. Exercise - a good sweat producing workout! - on a regular basis will change your relationship with food. When you think about how long it takes to burn something off you aren't nearly as quick to start shoveling crap in your face. If I splurge, I make sure it is worth every bite. And then get my butt to the gym pronto the next day.

  2. Exercise makes everything better! You are inspirational.

  3. Hi, Mike. I'm a new follower here, but I'm also a "neighbor". My hubby and I live in St. George. I'm trying to shed a few unwanted pounds myself - heck let's be honest, I'm trying to lose a person! I've linked you to my blog so I can follow along on your progress. Rooting for you all the way!

  4. Welcome Ginger. There is no time like NOW to start. Be honest with yourself. I know what it's like. Anyone who tells you it's not easy doesn't get it. It is NOT easy. Winning the weight war when you have a whole person to lose you have to get your head right so you are in it for the long haul. It's as simple as making the choice to change. Remember though, simple does NOT mean easy. Digging ditches is one of the most simple jobs but it is anything but easy.