Wednesday, March 14, 2012
WLW - wk 4 - Temptation
Currently I have been working out with my gal, Beth. Thanks to the help of our supportive husbands we have been meeting at the gym together two times a week for awhile now. Beth's husband used to be a personal trainer and he gave her a simple gym routine to do and I've been following her lead since I haven't spent much time in a gym in quite some time - or ever really. I have gone by myself a few times but the time drags on when I'm alone, and when we're together I push myself harder to keep up with Beth's skinny butt! ;-)
Another thing that I have done in the past is TTapp. A friend from church swears it was the only thing that got rid of her c-section sag. I am all about that! I just have trouble being consistent. Then, once I fall out of the routine its hard to get back in the habit of doing it regularly.
I heard a great online radio segment with Jonathan Roche with No Excuses Weight Loss. His thing is he emphasizes the benefits of interval training being a great way to pump up your weight loss. He has sample workouts on his website and I'm hoping to start doing those on the days that I do not go to the gym.
In the spirit of keepin' it real I have to say that temptations are everywhere. I have a few things going on in my life (beyond the usual crazies) and those around me that have made for some stressful times. I don't know about you but that makes me particularly weak when it comes to food. My flesh wants to indulge my screaming emotions that tell me I'll feel better if I pick up DQ on the way home, or dig into the candy that is being saved for my kids' birthday parties. But even in the face of almost constant temptation, I have been doing my best to stay focused on the task at hand of making healthier choices. The prize I am working toward is a much better reward than the temporary pleasure of indulging my sweet tooth.
My hard work seems to be paying off because I have lost another 2 lbs from last week for a total of 6lbs since I began. Considering none of my changes have been very drastic I feel that I am making good progress.
No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 NASB