Joining Johnboy's Streak
Based on Johnboy's 106 day streak of exercise (until that "unfortunate" accident), and his subsequent re-start, I've been inspired to start a streak of my own.
Although I've been exercising on a weekly basis for the past couple of months, I feel that exercising every day would get me to my goal of losing my pregnancy weight (from two years ago) a lot more quickly. Plus it would be a great example to set for my children, particularly Brendon. Being healthy had never been more crucial since Brendon was diagnosed three years ago.
We had always prepared healthy meals for our kids, but Jeff and I managed to eat not so healthy. Mostly it was not so healthy portions. I don't want Brendon, Jessica, and Jacob to grow up in a house where their parents don't practice what they preach, so, in addition to eating proper portions, Jeff and I had started to exercise on a regular basis after Christmas. Plus I didn't want our children to group up in a Couch Potato family, so another streak is to get the kids to exercise on a daily basis as well. For them it will be fun like dancing to videos or, if weather permits, playing outside.
Since Jeff started exercising, he has lost 47 pounds. His goal is to lose 22 more pounds. He joined a gym and does an hour on the elliptical 6 days a week, plus weight lifting 3 days a week. He counts calories and eats mainly chicken, fish, rice, potatoes, fruits, vegetables, and Egg Beaters.
I started Weight Watchers in September, and I started exercising around the same time as Jeff. I work out at home on the elliptical. Although I do it on a weekly basis, I think it would serve me well to do it on a daily basis. I'll add weight training to the mix and maybe some exercise videos to break up the monotony. So far I've lost close to 20 pounds since September. But I feel I could do much better.
Today is Day 1.