Sunday, October 4, 2009

Progress Report

I spent a few hours on the Maggie London dress last night. The bodice is together and the ruched waistband is attached on the front and back. The directions have you attach the sleeve flat and then do up the side seams. I had hoped to work on it this morning, but life details got in the way...the little munchkin needed a bath and I did some cleaning (and my work out!) My cardiolgist recommended 20 minutes a day five days a week. I committed to doing at least 20 minutes every day. I could just do the minimum, but I'm afraid if I give in to that I'll become Mary McSlacker and stop working out. I really don't want to take the meds because I need to develop healthier habits. We do eat pretty well, but not so good on the exercise. It's good to have a goal and the reward? If I do well and lose weight I'll need new clothes...new clothes...new fabric...you follow my logic???

4 comments:

Sher said...

Hang in there and I really admire perseverance. You are not only doing it for you, but for your family.

gwensews said...

Oh yeh, I get your logic. I do an hour on the "dreadmill" at least 6 days a week, mostly 7. I diet. Unfortunately, my middle age body doesn't respond nicely to what I'm giving it. Good luck to you.

julia said...

My husband and I are eating much more healthy foods lately. We still aren't doing much in the way of exercise. It's hard to exercise while sitting in front of a sewing machine.

Kat said...

Mary, the one nice thing about 20 minutes is that most people can fit in 20 minutes, then they feel good about it. I figure shoot for 20 a day, but an any given day do more if you have the time. That way you won't feel like you've "failed" if you miss a higher minute quota.

I think it's the same principle with dieters. The "Oops, I cheated big time today so I've failed and can't diet anymore." We have to change that mentality to acknowledge that a slip up doesn't mean ending the program.