After one week of my getting in shape journey, I lost 2.5 pounds. :D I've worked out every day since last Tuesday, and I'm eating a lot better. I've realized a few things in the past week, though. Getting in shape is not about how thin you are or how little you eat. It's about exercising and getting your body strong. It's also about eating balanced meals, and eating enough food, so your body is healthy.
One of my favorite websites I've found is sparkpeople. They have a meal planner there that I love. We have been eating so good this week, and it doesn't feel like I'm on a diet. That's because I'm really not. It's yummy, fresh, healthy food (and an occasional dessert, even). I also can track my workouts. It's a fun site!
Another website I found just a few days ago is http://exercise.lbl.gov/. If you like to run, walk, or bike you can keep track of your distance in a virtual cross country trip. I do my stationary bike almost every day, and in the two days I've been doing it, I've traveled 22.4 miles. So, virtually, I am in Chickahominy River, VA:
What a beautiful place! I can feel the wind blowing through my hair as I bike past all these lovely trees. I think I started off in Yorktown, VA or something like that. I'm definitely having fun with it!