As part of my contract with Oprah and the Best Life Series she has going on....I have been given some homework. I have never been a fan of homework. As I recall I didn't do much of it as a kid but now I'm an adult and like to think I do things by the book. My homework has caused me to think about my life and how I live it. And because I am married to an Engineer...I have to explain things in ways that he will understand.
I have been thinking alot about foundations and engines. Now, I know what you are thinking....what the heck do these two things have to do with losing weight? Well...for one thing, you can't build a house without a foundation. So, I am thinking of my eating plan and weight lifting routine as my foundation. If I eat right, I have more energy and can build strong muscles. The stronger my muscles, the better my body will burn calories and therefore burn off all of this fat that is padding my body.
Do you know what happens to an engine when you put sugar in the gas tank? The gas becomes syrupy and thick and things get clogged. I'm now imagining this same thing happening in my body. I'm a sugar addict, It's my drug and Wal-Mart is my dealer! My body can't run efficiently if I fill my tank with sugar.
I've had my AH HA moment! Oprah would be so proud of me.....
As part of my new exercise plan...I ordered one of those core balls. GNC online had them on sale and it arrived this morning. The doorbell rang and I ran to the door. The UPS man was lingering in front of my house a little longer than normal....checkin out my boot-tay. I gave it a swing and then I saw the box. ADVERTISING my purchase....he was just verifying that I need this thing.
I opened it up and read the directions...it is too small. It is for people that are 5'0"-5'5" and I am a bit taller than that. The good news is that I got the anti-burst ball and it is good to 250 lbs. I think I would poo my pants if that sucker popped while I was using it. I tried to pump it up and it was too hard for me. The up and down pumping action reminded me of something else and I immediately got a headache. My husband claims that I just need more practice and he has volunteered to help me with my endurance.
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In the meantime...here is my favorite weight lifting song!
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