I’ve been on Weight Watchers for a few months now and have been doing pretty well (with the exception of a short rough patch around Mother’s Day). While a major component of the program is giving you a new way about thinking of food, there is also another piece to the weight loss puzzle: exercise!
We have an elliptical glider in our bedroom. I work from home, talking primarily on my cell phone. Whenever I am on hold I put on my headset and jump on the glider. I find that it is easy to get twenty minutes a day without effort. Sometimes I get that much on a single support call into FrontRange.
Meka and I have also been doing a lot of walking now that the weather is nice. I can do a couple of circles around the track in the park without my knees aching. That works out to be a couple of miles; good progress, I think.
Lately, I’ve found another exercise: swinging. Daniel has a swing set out in the backyard. It’s a big wooden affair with industrial grade swings (they were on sale at Menards). I have swung on the swings before. I have to periodically test them out before I risk my child’s safety. However, a couple of months of diet and exercise has allowed me to sit on the swing seat without cutting off the circulation below my waist. I get going by pumping my legs in and out. For a more challenging workout, I lock my legs and just swing back and forth with my arms. After a bit, I feel the burn in my shoulders and back.
Of course, if I want the ultimate workout, I just push Daniel on the swings until he gets tired of it!