Weight Watchers Get Healthy Freestyle Journey – Week 16
It’s time once again to reflect on the past week. Recently, we have looked at milestones, how to stay motivated, the smart use of free foods, some tactics for dining out, surviving the holidays while dieting, the benefits of a 5% weight loss, diabetes, the importance of exercise, starting an exercise routine, and beginner exercises. Last week I continued with my new exercise routine and went to visit my Mom and celebrate Mother’s Day with her and my children. Even on my WW Freestyle journey, I could enjoy a sweet treat and thanks to a very supportive family it wasn’t a day filled with temptation after temptation. This week my goal is to keep moving.
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Beginner Exercise Routine
Between week three and week four is the classic time when people quit their new resolutions. I am exercising not just for weight loss but for the health benefits that aren’t related to weight loss, like feeling more energized, happier, calmer, and experiencing better sleep. However, just because I know the importance of exercise doesn’t mean it’s always easy to stay motivated… I must keep telling my self that the more I move the easier it will be to keep moving. With this in mind, as I start the fourth week of my Beginner Exercise Routine, it’s time to start increasing the number of reps and the time I spend exercising during each session.
- 10 – 20 Stationary Lunges – New number 15 – 30
- 20 Bodyweight Squats – New number 25
- 20 Upper Body Pushes – New number 25
- 10 – 20 Walking Lunges – New number 15 – 30
- 10 – 20 One Arm Dumbbell Bent-Over Rows – New number 15 – 30
- 3 Ten-Second Planks – New number 5
? SELF LOVE ?
Do It for Yourself… Treat the fitness and health commitments you make for yourself like you would your job, family, and friendships. You wouldn’t let important people in your life who are counting on you down, so why do it to yourself?
If you hit snooze a few times one morning and skipped your early workout, find time to get it in later in the day.
How my freestyle weight loss week went:
With physical therapy at the VA and a sinus procedure for my aunt, this was another week of appointments and waiting rooms. However, I tried to keep up my new exercise routine. Not a perfect week but I did get some done. As if I didn’t have enough to keep me busy, we adopted a 3-week old kitten. That has been a huge learning experience! From feeding every few hours to the bathroom tasks it is a lot like having a newborn baby. I can’t believe so much noise and poop can come out of something so tiny. Even with the sleep deprivation, I did get my walks in and was able to do my new exercise routine a few times this week.
Saturday and Sunday were spent at home. Wow, the weekend went by so fast. All too soon it was time to get on the scale for my weekly weigh-in. When I stepped on I saw that this week I had lost another pound this week and am averaging 1.9 pounds of weight loss per week. I didn’t gain this weight overnight and therefore slow and steady is the way to take it off for lasting results. Until next week… Remember to stay positive and keep looking forward.
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