Saturday, January 15, 2011
Ever since November I have been in this downward slump in my motivation. No energy, no desire to workout, and no desire to eat sensibly. It has been up and down at times with a good week here and a good week there.
But today while sitting on the couch I was surfing my spark page, which by the way I have been keeping up on, and decided to re-evaluate my measurement. Oh boy was that not such a good idea, or perhaps it was. Although I have been in a slump I have noticed I managed to stay within my current weight give or take, mostly give, a couple of pounds (which has increased my BMI, but that is a subject for another time).
So as I was doing this I decided it was time to get off the couch and get a workout in. I am up, and my son is still sleep, so this is the perfect time to do it. Boy that was the eye opener, my fitness level as decreased a bit and I know I need to be more consistent. I just don't want this to consume my life to where it becomes stressful, like it did last summer.
Although I do enjoy working out and finding new ones to do, it became stressful to find the time to fit them in. I am a single mother and my child craves all of my time, something I enjoy don't get me wrong, but it difficult to find that "me time" we all need.
So, Dear God I do pray that this is the beginning to a new start by incorporating what I had before but with much less stress and much more enjoyment. Although this is not a resolution it is always good to re-evaluate ones place from time to time.
I have rambled enough and although this is not a venting session this has been quite freeing.
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
I don't know if it is the upcoming holidays or the fact that I was sick with the flu for a while last month but I have not been in the mood to workout like I used to. I am still at my 10lbs weight-loss mark and maintaining but want to be under 190 at some point in my life again, preferably sooner than later. Over the past few weeks I have worked out maybe 3 times per week if that. I think I am burning out and getting bored of just working out period.
I need to renew my mind and get myself together. I have found new workout to do, I just have not had much motivation to actually do them. "Deep sigh" I must find my motivation again, because Monday came and went with not workout, Tuesday morning is here and I am at work without completing my morning workout, but tonight still offers another opportunity. The question is will I take advantage of it?........ Mentally I pray so...... to be continued?
Friday, September 24, 2010
Being a single mother is so challenging. I am exhausted from school schedules, homework, bath time, meal time, work, etc., etc., etc. It's a wonder I ever have time to fit in any time for myself like exercise, which by the way has to take place at 5am or it does not happen at all!!.
With all that I have to deal with I intellectually understand why I have not dropped a pound in over 6 months or so. This to has added to my stress. Not sure what I can do but i just needed to vent before I completely blow my top!!! Dear God please help me to lighten this burden!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
I just need to vent because this seems to happen every time.
Okay. It seems like every time I need to weigh in whether it is at the doctor's office or as in recent events, because I joined a new gym, it always ends up being on the day I am retaining the most water due to.............. my time of the month. Arrrrggggg! It is hard enough to get the weight I have off but when adding the 3 to 5 additional lbs to a report that helps calculate my BMI and fat % is just icing on the cake, so to speak.
Yes, I know its only a few lbs and that it is usually temporary but I am just quite annoyed with my body and those professionals telling me I am obese due to a number some one pulled out of the sky, or better yet a scientific calculation. Well, I buy most of the predictors to a point, after all I am a scientist myself. But there has to be something wrong with the way we figure out ones health. It can get confusing when you are considered overweight and/or obese due to number based on ones weight not considering factors of muscle, water retention, etc. I mean come on for goodness sake, I am in week 5 of P90x with a decent diet and calorie intake. Yet it seams like I can not win for lose. The slowest looser you bet. In a habitual plateau, ooh that's me too. What is a mom like me to do. Do I need to turn to alternative health professionals? I have tried everything everyone has suggested yet I am still teetering between 191.8 and at last weigh-in (PMS in progress mind you) 196 all 3 days apart.
Is is truly just stress or are certain hormones at play as well. Of course, but why aren't my health-care professionals picking up on the ones that are actually in play, I guess I need to find the right one that will.
I just needed to vent for this is something that has been on my mind for a while now. Being a women can be a true blessing and a curse, when it comes to losing weight.!
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