Adventures in weight loss, cooking and life

Getting to goal, one choice at a time …

The workout before the workout

Fresh out of the box

I had some prep work to do before tackling today’s Best Body Bootcamp workout.

Little did I know when I decided to blow up my stability ball that the process would give me quite the workout.

I should have known, though. I remember getting lightheaded blowing up an air mattress. I had to huff and puff for what seemed like hours.

And my first stability ball (now defunct) had a hand-operated pump, so that was quite the chore to inflate. I seem to recall my arms were sore for days.

Getting there ...

At least this one came with a foot pump. That made it a little easier to handle.

Still, I thought I’d never get done! I swear I must have stepped on the pump 500 times. (Or a thousand. Not sure which is more of an exaggeration.)šŸ˜‰

Eventually, my stability ball made it to the proper size and shape. My first one was a prettier color (blue) … but this one seems to be a little sturdier. Good thing, too. I’ll be putting it to the test today.

Lucky for me, I inflated the ball Tuesday night when I got home from work. Had I waited until morning, it might not have gotten done.

About a thousand foot pumps later, finally ready to use.

Pay no attention to the cans of beer on top of the TV. The Boyfriend thought it’d be cute to line them up like that ā€” I just haven’t gotten around to taking them down. I’m lazy that way. If they’re not hurting me …

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This entry was posted on March 14, 2012 by in Day-to-Day and tagged , , .

Losing weight is easy …

... if you're in a coma, maybe. Most of us have to work at it ā€” every day and every minute. It's not easy to make the right choices, to drink water instead of (diet) soda, pick the grilled chicken sandwich instead of a burger or choose to get up and get moving instead of lounging around in bed. After too many months of making the wrong choices under the guise of dabbling with paleo eating, I've re-joined Weight Watchers (online). My choices may no longer be low-carb or Whole30 or paleo, but the concept is the same: I'm still getting closer to my goal weight one choice at a time.

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