Sunday, December 08, 2013
I feel disappointed with myself that I let the 10 lbs that I worked so hard to lose creep back on, but I am determined to crush this and get back on track. :)
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Hello! So yeah, I missed last weeks BLC update, but this week I feel stronger and here I am! I gained a lil weight last week and it pissed me off, but I lost the weight I gained and im in a better place. I got a promotion at work which is so exciting and stressful at the same time. Im training for it right now, but the person whose job im taking is leaving for a new opportunity at the end of the month and Im afraid im going to just get thrown in to the mix. But I am trying to stay confident; they wouldn't have promoted me if they didn't think I could do it! One of the benefits of this new job is I go down to five-8 hour shifts instead of my four-10 hour shifts. at first, I thought it would be great to only work four days a week, but its so EXHAUSTING working such long days, I would get nothing done after work and one of the three days off was always devoted to just vegging out and doing the things I didn't get done during the week. So now having a "normal" schedule will hopefully help with my stress and hopefully with working out during the week. Im pumped!
So as part of this weeks challenge we have to write a letter of forgiveness to ourselves, so here it goes:
Get over it. Yes, you overate. Yes, you gained a lil weight. You aren't perfect, and let me tell you a secret.....Its ok. You cant keep beating yourself up over your mistakes, because you are gonna keep making them. And that's not because you aren't trying, its because you are HUMAN. You wont learn unless you make mistakes, so cut yourself some slack and let it go. You know nothing positive comes from you beating yourself up; it makes it worse. You end up spiraling until you say "screw it" and give up. Youre so much better than that, and you are capable of bouncing back from anything. Give yourself some credit, you've lost 30 lbs since you started and yes, its not going as fast as you want it to. BUT YOURE GETTING IT DONE. You have to do it your own way, don't listen to anyone else. Be kind to yourself. Youre worth it :).
Sunday, May 05, 2013
So this week was rough schedule-wise, but good weight loss wise. I dropped three pounds however I didn't complete all of the challenges this week which bummed me out. I worked a lot of overtime this week so my meals were all screwy and I kept forgetting to blog about them. Now in in dc visiting my best friend, and I am trying to be good and not go too crazy with food, but I also want to enjoy myself. We are doing a TON of walking, so ill be happy if it all balances out.
So for this week one of our challenges was to try something new and I did that down here in DC. I usually like to plan everything out and know exactly what we are doing and where we are going. However, yesterday I decided to just walk anywhere. It was so much fun, we found the coolest little shops and even though we walked for basically the whole day and got a little list once, I felt great. :)
Sunday, April 28, 2013
This week started out so well. After my 5k last saturday I still had four more days off from work and the weather was gorgeous (if not a little windy)! On Sunday I spent the whole morning outside helping my parents weed, plant, and mulch. Monday I went shopping and parked my car in the middle of the stores and enjoyed walking from store to store in the sunny weather! Tuesday afternoon I did a light run on our beautiful naure trails near my house.
This week has not ended the best. One of our goals this week was to exercise at least 10 minutes a day, which was so easy when I had off. Once I got back to work, It got harder and harder to drag myself from my comfy chair and do SOMETHING. I ended up missing one of the days, and I was so dissapointed with myself. This is something Ive always struggled with, finding a way to work working out into my schedule. Now Im working 8 10-hour shifts in a row and I am already exhausted from lack of sleep (I struggle getting to sleep,then 6:30 comes around way too fast!) I ended up not losing anything, and Its got me feeling kind of down. BUT I have to keep reminding myself its not the end of the world, this does not mean I am a failure. I need to learn not to let little speed bumps derail my plans.
Another challenge for this week was to create a visual motivator for our weight loss journey. Luckily, I had made one months ago! I saw the idea on pinterest of taking two jars, marking one as "pounds to lose" and the other as "pounds lost" and using marbles to represent pounds. I really really like it (and not just because I used pink sparkly letters lol) its helps me see the progress I've made whenever I start feeling down about my weight and my weight loss journey. :) I forgot to take a picture before heading to work today, but I plan on adding one when I get home!
I hope everyone else had a great week and if you didnt, youre still awesome for trying!!!!!
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Well, this week wasn't too bad! I kept in my calorie range every day this week, even with going out to dinner with my parents to celebrate completing my first 5k! I didn't train as well as I wanted to for the race, but I had two goals: don't finish last and finish in under an hour. I managed to reach both goals, I was so proud of myself. I lost one pound this week, I wish it had been more but a loss is a loss! I didn't exercise as much as I wanted to this week, I still hit at least 100 minutes but I wanted to do more. Over the next 10 weeks I want to figure out how to work working out into my schedule, I work 10 hour days without a set schedule and I find I have no motivation after work to do it. Hopefully I can figure it out!
My goals for next week are:
-Stay in my calorie range again
-Do cardio at least three times this week
-Start working in strength training at least twice
Heres hoping this week is just as good as the first! :D
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