Weight Loss Week 3 – Exercise!

I’m down another 1 1/2 pounds this week bringing my total to just over 7 lbs so far! Whoo hoo! You can read about last week’s journey HERE.

I love exercise not only because it helps speed up my weight loss, but the mental health benefits are enormous, too! When I can get my heart-rate pumping and work up a good sweat, I feel so great afterwords and I am ready to take on the world!

Stationary BikeStrength TrainingIt helps to workout with friends and I exercise each day with a group of gals that live close by.  We are lucky enough to have a clubhouse in our neighborhood complete with a fitness center and swimming pool. We like to start off with a bit of cardio each day (biking, running, stairmaster, etc.) and then do some strength training. By getting out first thing in the morning we can enjoy each other’s company and get ready to take on the day. It’s amazing how fast an hour can go!

Here are this week’s fitness tips that will help keep me motivated:

1. Exercise at the same time every day. By getting my body used to a routine, it’s easier to wake up at the same time each day and know what to expect. Plus, my friends all like to meet at the same time for consistency.

2. Workout 5-6 days a week. That seems like a lot, but I look forward to meeting up with my gal pals each morning. It’s productive girl-time!

3. Vary the routine so we don’t get bored. We like to run Tues/Thurs/Sat and lift weights Mon/Wed/Fri. The cross training is good for our health, and it gives us enough recovery time between hard workouts.

Here’s to another great week!

One thought on “Weight Loss Week 3 – Exercise!

  1. Karyn Bruck says:

    Christa! Congrats on the 7 pound weight loss! You rock! Loved the tips, especially about working out with friends. Brenda Cook and I just started our weight loss adventure today by walking 40 minutes at a park. We’ve set a goal of walking/running in the December 1, 2012 Santa Run. I’ve been doing the 6 meals a day for the past week and can already feel the change in my metabolism and today’s little walk left me with a ton of energy!

    Keep up the good work!

    Karyn Bruck

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