Nutrisystem Weight Loss Journey Week 3 Getting My Exercise In
After being on the Nutrisystem program for two weeks and losing 6 lbs I was so excited, but I knew I could do bettter. Why? Well, I was not getting regular exercise and I knew if I was I may have lost even a little more. I work from home online so it is hard for me to get moving. When I worked in the salon I was standing on my feet all day and running around from room to room. Even working in the office I would get more exercise than I do now, the bathrooms were further away, break rooms were down the hall and I always walked somewhere to get lunch. With what I do now, I am lucky if I get up once to use the bathroom out of an 8 hour day. If you use the computer a lot you know how fast time can fly by. I start writing and posting at 8 a.m and the next thing I know the kids are getting home, 3pm. I get sucked into what I am doing and forget about everything else. Crazy!
So how do I combat this? LIGHTBULB! Set a timer! The first step I took was to set the timer on the stove every 2hrs. After the kids leave for school I have a cup of coffee with my Nutrisystem breakfast, once I finish eating I set the timer for 2hrs. Then I make my Nutrisystem shake, fill my water bottle and turn on the computer. When the timer beeps (10 a.m) I have my Nutrisystem Protein shake and set the timer again for 2hrs and go back to work.
Nutrisystem Protein Shake, Considered a “Power Fuel” 15grams of Protein and only 120 calories!
(This is the coffee flavor, it is my favorite. It tastes just like a frothy, creamy coffee ice cream shake!)
At Noon when the timer goes off I eat my Nutrisystem Lunch and set it again, back to work I go. The last time in the day that it goes off is 2pm. This is when I have a snack, fill my water bottle again and stand there trying to think of ways to exercise. The whole plan works AMAZING! However….. every single day I have to stop and try to figure out what to do for exercise.
I do not own any fitness equipment, we have 3ft of snow on the ground and icy roads. So what do I do ? My husband came up with a great idea one day, he said run up and down the stairs to the basement. We live in a ranch style home so they are the only set we have, luckily the entry to the basement is big, open, not spider filled and has cement stairs. Pretty comfortable for what he suggested so I tried it. Great idea ! 15 minutes every day at 2pm after my Mid day snack and then I pick up the house, get the girls their snack and be ready for them to come home at 3. This has been great.
I try to stay off the computer between the time the girls get home and supper (it does not always work, but for the most part I can) so during this time I have no problems keeping moving. I have , however, found myself not wanting to sit right down after dinner to work more. I feel so full after eating that if I sit down I feel extremely lazy and even though I ate the correct portion size, I feel as though I chowed down on a Thanksgiving Day meal. So either I do the dishes and clean the kitchen or find something else. I cook, so I do not clean, hubby does that for me after dinner and I do not want him to start slacking soooo 😉 I had to find something else to do after dinner.
How I walk around my 4 acre snow covered property for exercise
We have a rather rambunctious 1yr old puppy, she is a mix breed and we know she has husky and border collie in her, ya. Needless to say, she loves to run around especially in the snow. So outside I go. After dinner I have been putting on my boots and trudging around our property through the snow with the dog. We have 4 acres and the house sits perfectly so that I can walk around it then straight down the side yard along the brook and back up around. If this is not exercise I do not know what is. I feel as though I am going to die when I get back to the house haha! It is A LOT of work! That snow is deep and those boots are heavy! No matter how hard it is, I always feel good about doing it.
My point here is that you do not need a gym membership or equipment in your house to get exercise! Use your imagination and as long as you get up and get moving it is something! 🙂
Nutrisystem sends you a shaker for your Protein Shakes
Simply add water, ice and a packet of shake mix, drop in the wire whisk, shake well! Enjoy!
You also receive a Nutrisystem Water Bottle
This bottle makes it easy to make sure you drink enough! 2 bottle a day
Weight loss Record
Week #1 Loss – 4lbs
Week#2 Loss- 2lbs
Week#3 Loss- 2lbs
I am amazed at how well Nutrisystem is working for me and I could not be any more thankful.
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