Teetering at nearly 196 lbs and watching my blood sugar rise each day I am suddenly seeing red flags rise all over the place. It has been almost 4 months since I stopped working out and allowed the winter to creep into my soul. Normally I find myself weighing in at about 10 lbs over my normal weight, but with this cold winter it has been difficult to force myself out into that cold garage and get on that treadmill of mine.
Well, those days are over. I am back on track and although I am simply walking a little over a mile each morning I am already starting to feel the changes in both energy during the day, sleeping at night and my scale showing lower numbers.
One of the most difficult things to do after a long winter is getting back on track with a steady workout program. I am starting out slow and progressively working my way back. For just 20 minutes a day each morning I find it easy to push myself to just doing that one isolated exercise. In my case it is just walking. It is still cold out there in that garage but I find that I can bear a simple 20 minute walk. This is something that I forget each fall as my body becomes less interested in exercise and more interested in packing on extra fat to make it through the winter. I should have been doing this all winter long even if it was just 3 days per week.
Anyway, I am shooting for the goal of finding my normal weight again with just a 20 minute walk each morning. As we get closer to the Spring Season I will discover all of that natural energy to start adding a few weight bearing exercises and get this body back to where it should be. Fit and trim.