I jump started over the weekend by going for walks and not eating junk. I also bought Active for the Wii. I've heard great things, so hopefully I'll enjoy it, or at the very least endure it.
I've prepared for this challenge by starting up a FitDay account where I can login what I've eaten and what exercise I've done for the day and it does all these neat calculations. It's got a bunch of other extra info you can enter, but I prefer to do that on this blog (moods, challenges, etc). I'll use FitDay strictly for tracking numbers. My FitDay profile is also public. Click to view! The link is also in the right-hand sidebar.
Challenges I think I'll face:
I hate exercising.
I love eating. A lot. Of bad stuff.
Pretty much the exact opposite of leading a healthy lifestyle!
My goal is to exercise moderately everyday to start, and build up the intensity as my body permits. Right now, I'm a bit of a mess. My lower back is often in pain, I regularly have really bad knee pain, hip joints pain... it really is unacceptable. I'm sure much of this is from the weight gain (back pain may be from having a baby though, it's new since having Holden).
That being said, there are still plenty of exercises available to me. I'm going to mix it up so I don't get too bored or annoyed LOL... regular walks, Wii Active, swimming if possible, and whatever else I can come up with.
Next entry coming later this morning: this week's picture (the first "before" picture!! yikes!), today's stats, challenges, and thoughts.