Tuesday, July 08, 2014
SO I went on my first work trip and came home. I feel like the two weeks away, while enjoyable and fun I haven't quite returned to my stride yet. I did better. I simplified. I made a double batch of sloppy Joe when I got home because I knew meal planning wouldn't get done due to unpacking, laundry, the holiday, and now the trip to WV this weekend for his family reunion. So I've been eating a lot of sloppy Joe. I made it with 96% lean beef and extra veggies and I've been living off of that for awhile. now I have some london broil marinading for this weekend. I haven't gotten back to exercising since I've been back, but I was getting my house back in order and now my dad's coming so who knows when my schedule is getting back to normal, but I'm trying. I did good on my trip exercising it was getting home that threw me off. I will have to figure out how to get time for me in there.
I was asked to be a bridesmaid in my friends wedding so I need to get focused!
On a side note, I'm having some relationship issues. He's no longer sure if he wants children. It's a big thing to change just when we were talking rings n things. Now i have a medical condition that makes pregnancy difficult, but I don't know what to do, I've always wanted to at least try and I'm turning 32 this summer. Long term he's a great guy that I love, and I'm hoping we get this discussed and resolved. This has led me to some stress/emotional eating not going to deny it. So we'll continue to see how this story unfolds.
Monday, June 23, 2014
I was sent on my first work trip. I have to say, I like traveling on company money. I'm racking up hotel points and airline miles, but man I've been here an official 8 days now. I'm drinking water like a crazy person staying hydrated in Florida and I've been trying to eat healthy, but this eating out all of the time is getting to me. In attempts to counteract this I've been hitting the pool and the fitness room. I find it is a delicate balance. I originally planned on working all day and working out each night, which I did the first couple of days, BUT I have to go to dinner some of the time or I seem anti social and that's not the best career move. With luck I will come home flat to where I left. On a plus side. I got to do one night at Downtown Disney, which you know I love just by looking at my page. So I'm trying to have fun, be social, and be healthy all while being on the road for two weeks. I have healthy bread, peanut butter, jelly and healthy snacks in my room and I've been eating eggs and oatmeal for breakfast. There's a fridge and microwave in my room, which helps. So I keep reminding myself I'm minimizing the damage and still having a good time. I hope it works out.
Outside of that though, I am truly having a good time. The rental car gave me a mustang. He said, "With a smile like that you get the mustang" It was a nice ego boost, so I've driven a sporty car to the beach in Florida. I've met new people, and gotten lots of sunshine. I went to Downtown Disney for a day and made some fun memories.
Thursday, May 08, 2014
I just felt like blogging.
My negative self talk is greatly improving, I won't share how much money is in my insult jar, but it is helping me be aware of how quick to put myself down I was getting or had gotten, but again it's getting better so Hooray.
I think I'm slowly getting to a better place in my life in general. Yeah I've had some ups and downs. The loss of my friend is still there, but I'm coping. Overall I think things are improving. I knew I was getting stressed out, so I asked Rob to plan a surprise day trip just to break up the routine and get my mind busy. It was a really perfect day and just what I needed. It's made this week better. I'm proud of the fact that when I needed something I directly asked for it and got the results I wanted. I'm so used to just putting myself on hold, it was nice to put me first that day.
Where I'm at in my journey? I hit a plateau and I've had issues with weekend binging. I've been working out more, but i also keep "bending the rules" on the weekend. so I'm breaking even, which would be okay eventually, but not right now. I need to refocus. So the first things was I had to realize I was doing this. Okay done. I realize that I'm slacking on the weekends.
Now comes the change part. How am I going to attack this issue? Well first step was clean out the fridge (Did that last night) Next, get back to meal planning. this has been an issue on the weekends due to schedules and errands and workouts. So I'm having my BF write his schedule on the calendar, so I can plan when we'll eat out, when we'll eat together (this is important because he's a vegetarian, so I go meatless for our together meals) and when I'm on my own. I should explain, I do really well sticking to my goals during the week, but the weekend and I have been struggling lately. So I'm hoping that helps spunk me up and keep me on track during the week but trying to figure out a little bit better planned weekend meal wise.
I'm doing better with water and exercise. However I'm getting a little bored with my health walker. I need some variety. I'm getting a bike trainer this month to use on my bike in the shed. I also set up netflix and a dvd player in the workout room. I find I do better if I throw on a show I've been meaning to watch, most of the shows I've been meaning to watch are about 50 minutes long and then I stretch. I also like to throw on disney movies I've seen a million times so I can let my mind wander a bit. Music is good for quick 10 min work outs, but an hour and I get restless. I also just got a jump rope and I think I'm going to order a skip it just to have a bit more variety.
I think I'm in a good place and I am evolving.
Thursday, May 01, 2014
So last night, I tried to push through the blahs and exhaustion to work out. I really did. I had the yoga pants on. I had the tennis shoes tied. I'd even given myself a pep talk for the drive home thru the pouring rain and flash flooding. (It took almost 40 minutes to do my usual 15 minute commute). I was cold, wet, and tired, but I hopped on my health walker ready to work out and feel better. I still felt awful. Normally once I get changed and into my workout gear and hop on the machine, I can push past the I don't want to and make some magic happen for 45-60 min. I felt like I was just off and awful last night. I did 10 minutes, but I didn't push past that something in me was just not letting it happen. I just felt run down and worn out last night no matter what I did. I accepted that. I pushed to 10 minutes and I'm glad I didn't try to force the issue with myself. I didn't beat myself up either. Last night I got to bed early. I got an amazing night of sleep and feel much better today. I'm going to try to get a work out in tonight. It will be another small one maybe 20 minutes. Then tomorrow I am off work, so I'll wake up to a nice 60 minute push.
I'm also ordering my bike trainer this weekend. I was going to hold off, but Rob encouraged me to order it.
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