Every year I take a trip to Key West with a small group of friends. There is a core group of three that generally go but this year only two of us are going and I think we are just going to keep it that way this year. The Trip is paid for and Greg and I are both trying to get ready for pool time in Key West. Well I have been working on Key West for about a year and a half now and I am excited about my weight loss but I would like to lose another 20 pounds. My weight has fluctuated this week by about 2 pounds on a daily basis and I have had NO time in the gym in a few days. In Atlanta right now there is a flu like illness that seems to be going around and I had it a few weeks ago. I feel well but I am still congested. I have been disappointed with my gym performance this week. First. I have had little time to hit the gym. Second when I have been to the gym I have been preoccupied with work and third I have little energy when i actually get into the gym.
I am going to make some changes beginning in the morning. GYM comes first. Aerobics come first at the gym and I will do Resistance exercises four days a week. I currently do them 6 days a week. I think this is wearing me down while I have this ongoing chest congestion. I hope to make this adjustment for a few weeks and then resume my previous level of exercise.
I have started reading a new book on weight loss recommended to me by my friend Chris who is following a similar path that I am. He is on the Optifast plan but he is continuing the Liquid phase longer than I did (this is very common). He has also limited his resistance exercise while he is very strong on his cardio work (much more than I).
The Beck Diet Solution (Judith S Beck Ph D.) deals with Cognitive Therapy and Weight Loss and teaches you how to think like a thin person. Expect Mini Book Reports in future weeks.