I almost quit the blog. I was telling myself that I needed a reboot. I thought I needed a break from the whole blogging thing, and I don't know if I would have come back. I'm still frustrated with the slump I'm in, but I'm starting to understand it.
Last Monday I got home from my bike ride and weighed myself.
I have been doing a lot of bicycling. I thought it was enough to get rid of some weight. Clearly, that's not the case. While cycling is a good workout and a great idea, it isn't the end-all be-all of losing weight.
Yesterday, Claire and I celebrated her 24th birthday and she did something that inspired me. She signed up for Weight-Watchers. She has shown me that she's committed to losing weight and I want to be right there with her.
Today we went to target and she bought a couple Jillian Michaels workout DVDs. She bought the 30-Day Shred and the Yoga Meltdown. We put in the Yoga Meltdown DVD and started it. I've never really had a lot of faith in yoga. I just couldn't see how it was a good workout. Holy crap, was I ever wrong. 10 minutes in, I was coated in sweat and trembling. I couldn't even finish the workout. I feel a little rubbery now, but I realized something. In order to lose weight, I need to work really hard.
So here it is. I am going to work really hard and melt away this squishy outer layer I'm carrying around with me. 247.1 is not acceptable, and neither is phoning it in.