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Needing to focus

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

So last week an opportunity just fell into my lap. On a kinda last minute notice, I ended up renting out my extra room in my condo. The room was filled with all my extra junk and I needed to clean it out. So... for a couple of days instead of going to the gym after work I worked on the cleaning the room and the girl moved in on Saturday.

I just met this girl and have no clue what type of person she is... she seems very sweet... but regardless, there is a lot of stress not knowing if she is going to take care of my home the way i would. I haven't been to the gym and I have been eating like crap ever since this situation came about.

I brought my gym clothes with me today so i would make sure to go after work, but i still feel really stressed and feel like things are out of order (i am a pretty neat person and get stressed if things are cluttered or not put away). Most of the stuff from the room went into the garage, but some of it is also in boxes in my master bedroom and closet. What i really want to do is go straight home after work and get more stuff organized.
I was doing really great there for a couple of months, but have felt myself start letting go of the reins a little. This situation has helped me let go completely. I have even started gaining a couple of pounds back! eeek!
I have to get back on track and I have to get back to the gym. My goals wont be accomplished if I dont.

  
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MIAJOEB 5/14/2010 9:23AM

    Join the fit and organized team.
http://www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
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R>sorry I guess I don't know how to do a link in the blog section.
but I really think that getting your life in order as well as exercising will help with the anxiety of having a new person in your space. Don't let racing thoughts put you off track.
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JAXTIDDY 5/6/2010 1:00AM

    You can do it...Just keep packing your gym clothes with you and put it into your mind that you are going to the gym and you need to get to the gym...Channel the letting go of the reigns into the gym. Trust me I am going through similiar things its tough

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sick

Thursday, April 15, 2010

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So my boyfriend gave me his cold and I haven't worked out since last Friday (6 days!). On Saturday i felt like i needed a rest day and didn't work out, then sunday i started feeling like i had a sore throat... now it has progressed into a head cold and i'm feeling really guilty for not working out. i know i need my rest, or else my cold will get worse. but i cant help but feeling like i'm losing my battle now. i was doing so good about working out and eating right, but now i feel like i've lost my momentum. I'm still eating right and it seems like its working.. just this morning i put on a pair of dress pants that i wouldn't have worn a month ago because they were too tight... and they actually fit me again.
my progress seems to be doing well... i just hope that being sick wont stop me from reaching my goals.

  
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SWIMMINGMOM 4/15/2010 1:12PM

  It won't stop you. YOu may plateau, but it's more important to get healthy b/c when you're healthy, you'll do better with all your goals! Hang in there!

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Motivated!

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Okay so I've been trying to eat really good for the last month or so... I mean I normally eat good things, but now I am entering all my food in the nutrition tracker. This has helped so much! I even enter stuff when i know i'll go over my limit for the day- my boyfriend asked me if i enter the wine or candy or other stuff. he doesn't believe that I actually do enter it. But what would be the point of cheating on the tracker? I'm only cheating myself. Silly boy.
Anyways- I went grocery shopping the other day (fridge was bare!) and got lots of good stuff. Now I'm super motivated and have been trying to work out consistently.
About 1 1/2 years ago i was doing the same thing (as i'm doing now) and it totally worked. I lost about 7-8 lbs and felt really good about myself. but now.. dating someone for the last year who is trying to gain weight has made me also gain weight.
I'm really upset at myself for the weight that I've gained and am now determined to get it off! I feel like I'm in a good place now and really feel like I'm going to stick with it.
So... now I'm just waiting for my body to catch up to my mind! Come on weight loss! :)

  
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MOCHA2470 4/6/2010 2:03PM

    Keep up the good work! Tracking food is the most important for me too. It keeps me focused, almost obssesed, on eating the right foods. I am hoping that my example will flow over to the other people in my life.

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MAMMABEAR-THIRY 4/1/2010 10:14PM

    You are doing a great job. Yes you are right you can cheat the tracker by not putting stuff in but your body gets the calories so what is the point. I log everything and if there is something I don't know how to log (food brought to a pot luck or something like that) I make notes in the note section below. Needless the calories and other stuff don't show in the tracker but the stuff in noted as having been ate but not in there. Keep up the good work. You can do it.

Take care.
Thiry

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