As I glanced through the latest JCPenney catalog over breakfast, I had a sudden urge to buy a swimsuit. But I wouldn’t dare act on it. First, this spare tire around my waist needs some reducing. I started out strong yesterday with a light warm up and stretches that I did in the bathroom so I had no excuse. When I felt confident, I tipped-toed past the children’s rooms and did 10 minutes on the elliptical for a total of 152 calories burned. Probably 200 cals in all. Measly, I know. But for a short amount of time invested, you can see the benefit. Some exercise vs. no exercise. Yeah, just enough to burn off that Kit Kat I ate the day before.
Today I’m sticking to my guns and I’m not eating that crap — just well balanced meals and fruits or healthy treats. Maybe in June, I’ll be ready to shop for that tankini. And if I don’t at least my heart will be healthy and I’ll have enough stamina to keep up with my children. I’m striving to be active each day. So tonight I have belly dancing and I can’t wait to shake away the pounds. How will you get your shake on?