I find the most challenging for me is exercise. But the most rewarding is my sister posted a picture of me on FB and so many people commented on how well they liked it.
My biggest challenge about my exercise program is doing it daily. I love to work out and would love to spend more time working out but there doesn’t seem to be enough time in a day or that I have the energy to do it, although I know I would feel better.
I think it has made me look at life and exercise as a need, not just in losing weight but managing a healthy life.
I find the most challenging things are finding the time in my day to exercise and having the stamina to push through a workout. The most rewarding things are seeing a weight loss on the scale and discovering that I don’t get as out of breath going up stairs as I used to.
The most challenging aspect of my exercise program is pushing through the discomfort in my left knee. Most of the cartilage is gone and it is uncomfortable to walk. But you know, since I have lost almost 25 pounds, my knees are feeling better. Less weight and making myself exercise has increased my flexibility and lowered my discomfort in my knee. So the reward has been a stronger and more flexible knee joint. I am slowly adding greater distance to my walks as not to injure myself. I am in it for the long run!
We said “Go Broncos”…and they went. My usual two mile trail route has gotten very muddy, what with all the sun and warmth. Makes me less inclined to take it. Luckily my dog insists. And the recent snow and cold should fix it up. Morning martial arts goes well, but I should do it longer. I’ve noticed more bounce in my step, maybe because I’m lighter. Also, I move a little faster, have more energy and will soon be able to do a chin-up again. Wish it didn’t take a contest to get us to lose weight, but thank you, Herald, for giving it to us.