March has been a bit of a tough month, mostly because I have spent most of it with a cast on. I broke my wrist on March 4th, and haven’t really had the chance to exercise since then. I’ve gone on a few walks, and done some ab work, but nothing to really work up a sweat.
Having been a fairly sedentary person for a lot of my life, I never imagined that I would be someone who missed exercise when I couldn’t do it. Well here I am, and I am crawling the walls to do anything physical. I’m trying to focus on CAN instead of CAN’T, but I can’t wait to get outside and run, or go to a yoga class again!!
In order to counteract this self-inflicted exercise ban, I have really started to pay even more attention to what I’m eating. I’m following the plan set out in my original post, and it has really helped to curb boredom eating and excess snackage.
So what are my results for month 2 of the 25 by 25 challenge? 4 pounds lost! This brings me to a total of 9 pounds lost, and 36% of my goal. I’m getting comments from family and friends about how I’m looking, and that is really helping me focus on the purpose of this challenge. I’m sure some of this weight loss is muscle loss from not exercising as much, and I think the weight of my cast is interfering with the results, but overall I’m really pleased with my progress this month.