Posts tagged with: weight loss

Morning vs. Evening Exercise

My fabulous fiance is getting back on the health and fitness wagon this week.  He just made a Whole Foods run to buy stuff for healthy lunches, and he intends to start his morning runs again this week.  He is very much a morning exerciser.  I’m not certain I’ve ever seen him work out in the afternoon much less the evening.

I fell off the health and fitness wagon this past week or so because of a work trip and am also getting back on it this week.  I still want to get down another size and maybe even two before the wedding on October 12.  This latest attempt has been almost entirely exercise focused with an emphasis on body pump weight lifting classes and some cardio, mostly Zumba.  It’s the weight lifting classes that make the inches fly off.

I’m not much of a morning person and have been going to the gym at night after work and dinner.  This can work for me, but it does seem to take up so much of my free time.  And, if you miss it because you are working late or have some other commitment pop up, you can’t make it up later that day.

I wonder if I would do better if I tried to incorporate some morning exercise into my routine.  My favorite activity is my group classes, and they are only offered at 6:00 or 6:15 am in the mornings.  That’s pretty crazy early for a non-morning person, but I am supposed to get to the office at 8:30 am for my new(ish) job.  A 7:00 am class might not even work for me anymore.

I am considering trying to make a couple of the 6:00 am body pump classes this week and maybe even a spin class.  I would have to get up at 5:30 or 5:40 am at the earliest to make the 6:00 am body pump and 5:55 or so for the 6:15 spin.  I wonder if I started doing morning workouts if it would increase how much or how consistently I work out.  I really do want to start a lifelong habit as opposed to my on again off again fitness ways.

Or, is it better to find the time that works best for you?  Should I just say that I’ll always want to choose extra sleep over working out?  I’ve gone through work out stretches that have included a lot of morning work outs, and I have done it entirely after work at night.

It might be worth it to try one or two morning classes this week.


I only made it to the gym once this week.  After such a successful several weeks culminating in confirming that I’m at least one size down, I slacked off this week.  At least three days could be attributed to work.  I worked late twice this week and then had to give up a precious Sunday […]

Down a Clothes Size in a Month Thanks to Body Pump and a Wedding Dress

My parents and sister visited me this weekend to do some wedding stuff and go to a Red Sox game in Baltimore.  It is now less than two-and-a-half months to my wedding, and getting ready is more urgent. One of the big things still left to do by the end of last week was to […]

A Cooking Marathon Should Help me Get the Food Right

I am partway through my fourth week of going to the gym regularly.  The inches are flying off but the pounds aren’t.  I weigh the same this week as I did last week. Now you could argue this could be because muscle weighs more than fat, but I think I’m lucky to weigh the same […]

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My second week in a row going to the gym regularly

I am happy to write that I went to the gym four times this week, and that means it was my second week in a row going regularly.  That is an accomplishment.  Car trouble on Monday kept me from matching the five times I went the first week, but I am proud of myself for […]

A Farewell

Four years ago, I started the Healthy Writer blog to document my own journey to becoming a healthier person. Writing is a sedentary career by its very nature, so it’s easy for the pounds to creep on before we realize it if we don’t take care with what we eat and exercise regularly. I’ve been […]

Weight Loss Inspiration

The fabulous fiance sent me a link to an article he thought I would find cute and inspiring.  It is about an army wife who lost 100 pounds and surprised her husband when he returned from a deployment. He mentioned that he thought the most important paragraph was the one that follows: Although she barely […]

A Different Way of Celebrating

Today is my birthday, and on many birthdays past I’ve celebrated with cake and other foods that have added to my waistline. But this year I’m celebrating with healthier foods. I think today I’ll have a yummy grilled chicken salad for lunch. And I’ll go walking, quite possibly with my husband who is able to […]

Bridal Boot Camp Must Begin

I’m getting married in five months.  I’m very excited about it, but sometimes I still can hardly believe it. This past Saturday, dear friends of my fabulous fiance held an engagement party for us.  Many of our local friends were able to attend, and a fun time was held by all.  My fiance and I […]

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