I debated about writing this post because it's so contrary to everything we get told but I thought I would share it. I should say that in my day to day I usually hit 10,000 steps but thats not from exercising.
I heard not so recently that weight loss is 80% diet and 20% exercise.
I started to think about my failed dieting attempts and quite often it would be because I was failing at the exercise part. Couldn't push myself out the door for my walk or skipped a gym session of .... or ... or .... and the recriminations would start and before I knew it I was half a pack of biscuits down because I felt like I was failing at my diet.
This time around I have put exercising to the side. I have a lot to lose (50 or so kilos) and will definitely get into exercising as I get further along but at this weight I can achieve good weight loss results purely from just adjusting my diet and focusing on that.
I don't feel guilty when I don't force on my runners in the morning to get out the door and I feel like I am adhering to that principle of not changing everything at once.
I should say I DO look for ways to include a little exercise like walking down the stairs instead of taking the lift but nothing at all that could be considered getting your heart rate up.
If you have a lot less to lose than me to lose then exercise is DEFINITELY a player in your diet but at this point I feel comfortable with not exercising.
I have set 120 kilos (about 20 kilos yet to lose) being the point at which I start phase 2 and start to exercise.
This had made this time round feel less daunting for me.
I'd be interested in your thoughts on this.
We all tread our own path weight loss and I guess the right plan for each of us is....the one that works!
Have a good day/night all
P.S. Thought I would show you my packed lunch for today - I am loving salads at the moment! The 2 boiled eggs are my breakfast/morning snack. I make 3 days of salads at a time and this is day 3 - still looks pretty damn good