But the rewards are worth it.
I have a goal of being back down to a size 10 by the time I hit 29. I know, it's a lofty goal, but I figure I need to have one...
On Sunday, I shoveled snow mid-day (a lot of it...) and in the evening, I did an aerobics workout on DVD. I had originally planned on joining a gym, but with the state of the economy, and A's hours being cut back until April, we can't afford it right now. I then remembered that I own 3 "workout" DVD's that I have accumulated. Two of which, I found in the $5 bin at WalMart.
Anyway, that left today with shoveling snow (Imagine That!), taking Noni on a short walk (there is so much snow piled up in my "front yard" that she gets confused as to where she can do her "poops and peeps"), and a pilates workout. I am already sore...
I figure that I can alternate between the short aerobics workout and the pilates workout every other day. And, on the days I don't feel like doing that, or I'm just too sore to do anything that strenuous, I'll pop in my Tai-Chi DVD. It's still a workout, but a little bit low-key, so I'm not as likely to aggrivate my back or my knees.
Oh, in case anyone is wondering, I refuse to weigh myself during this process. The only time I'll get weighed is when I return to the doctor at the end of March, to see if my new diet/exercise plan is helping to re-balance my cholesterol. Until then, I will live in ignorance, and hopefully, my "fat" pants will get baggier, and my "tight" pants will get looser. (Basically that I'll fit into everything labled with a #12 better)