Rebooting my weight loss program

Okay, that’s not entirely true. I’m pretty thin – in fact, I may even be considered somewhat underweight. But I’m discovering an unfortunate, inalienable fact: when you start getting older, it doesn’t matter how thin you are, ya need to start wearing Spanx.

Unless, of course, you’re nice and toned.

So I’m getting started with exercise again. My butt and my legs are pretty atrophied from sitting and working all. The. Time. I stopped exercising a while back b/c I was having stomach problems and exercising was aggravating them. But the stomach problems are gone, so it’s time to get started again.

I will say this: it’s fiendishly difficult to motivate yourself to start exercising again, once you’ve stopped. So this is going to take some doing, and some nice self-drill-sergeanting. But I already started running yesterday, and today I’m going to do a combo yoga-pilates exercise to improve my flexibility.

I’ll keep you posted!

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Sleep and Weight Loss

It’s true: more sleep means less weight. I’ve definitely found this to be true on a personal level. If I stay up crazy late watching TV (guilty of that cardinal weight gain sin practically every night), I’m much more likely to munch. I’m not certain … [Continue reading]