Going Turbo

I’ve been resisting the idea of starting a “diet” section of this blog again but in the end I decided to give it another try. It’s a very personal and emotional subject for me that at times is hard to share. But if there is one thing I try to do on my blog is get personal.

I’ve been going back and forth for quite a while now trying to decide what to do next as far as losing weight. I see so many people with such an innate drive to do what they have to do to get in shape and it’s depressing to feel you yourself don’t possess that same internal motivation.

Over the years I’ve done so many diets, bought so many books and tried so many programs. My biggest problem I find is I get bored really easily and things fall by the wayside. I also travel a lot during the week so going to a health club of any kind just isn’t realistic.

This week I started a new exercise program called Turbo Jam and so far it feels like what I’ve been looking for. I need to explain though that I’m not following the plan, I am just doing a 20-minute workout 3 mornings a week and a more intense one on the weekend. I hope this gets me in the right direction :fingerscrossed:

It’s only week one and I refuse to expect anything substantial to happen for at least a month. The program gives high hopes but I can’t afford to get my hopes up and I’m also not following the plan they suggest. I know I should make more changes to my diet but I’m just taking on step at a time :thumbsup:

I’ll get more into Turbo Jam at another time.

1st Goal:

  1. Tara

    June 16, 2006 at 2:06 pm

    Robin, I know what you’re going through. Motivation is tough for me, too. I find that walking is my preferred exercise. And I keep telling myself, if I walk enough and lose some weight, then I’ll feel better riding my bike (my real one, not the stationary one). I used to ride 3 miles a day about 10 years ago. I’d like to get back to that.

    But in my brain, it took forever to understand that change takes time. Results won’t be seen immediately. The important thing is being in motion — not being inert any longer.

    I hope Turbo Jam works really well for you. Good luck!

  2. Robin

    June 16, 2006 at 2:10 pm

    TJ – Thanks, it’s nice to have someone understand. I like going for walks but my problem is I’d walk during my lunch and get all sweaty. I’d end up so uncomfortable all day after that. I NEED convenience or it won’t last, period. It also helps to have some instant results to keep me going but I know that’s not realistic. Best of luck on your journey as well!

  3. Heather B

    June 16, 2006 at 2:23 pm

    Wish you the best of luck hun…. i just weighed my self yesterday and lost 2 more lbs. So 2 more lbs and i will have lost a total of 40lbs. but still have lots more to go. Want to lose at least another 60 *yikes*

  4. Robin

    June 16, 2006 at 2:25 pm

    Heather – You are doing great! :whosnext:

  5. Gary

    June 16, 2006 at 6:36 pm

    It took years for me to find a way of controlling my weight. I know how hard it can be. Don’t give up though. You will succeed.

  6. Robin

    June 16, 2006 at 6:39 pm

    Gary – Thanks! :wave:

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