A little over two months ago, I traded my active job (running around a pharmacy actually kept me more fit than I realized) for a work-from-home desk job, and I started cooking like I'd never cooked before.
Although I've never been an exercise enthusiast ("Seldom?" "Buff?"), shortly after I quit the pharmacy, I started walking with a friend from work, which I thought would help fill the activity void that came with the new job - but apparently, 45 minutes, twice a week isn't cutting it.
Two years ago, Peter and I lost a total of 73 lbs. through diet and exercise. We felt great, and swore we would keep it off. My shorts are telling a different story - as are his. When we came back from the beach, we both weighed - he's put 35 lbs. back on, and I'm only 8.5 lbs. from my highest weight in 2010.
While we were at Hilton Head, we rented bicycles and rode on the beach each morning to watch the sunrise - it felt great! It also felt like something that we should turn into a habit - not biking so much, but regular, daily exercise together.
In the four days that we've been back, we've walked on the treadmill three times and down to the grocery once. The same switch that flipped when we lost weight two years ago, has flipped again. It's time to get serious.
Anyone want to join us?
What do you do to maintain a healthy weight?