Sunday, January 03, 2010
What the heck happened to me this holiday season? I was doing well and working out and tracking then all the sudden I stepped on the scale and I gained... A LOT! I almost started crying! It seriously made me very upset with myself. I had to sit down and think about everything.
I can say for the most part I worked out daily. The only time I did not work out is when I was sick. I realized that being off of work along with all the christmas and holiday parties I really hadn't been tracking like I told myself I was doing. I would track my food eaten when I was staying on track but the party days or the days I just didn't care what I put in my mouth, I didn't track. I may not have eaten a lot but I ate terrible food - pizza, chicken fingers, fries, hoagies, whiskey, vodka.... nothing healthy and definately not in moderation.
I know that is not the way to lose weight or feel good about yourself. I don't know what got into me. I am glad today starts a new period in my weight loss.
I am very sad at my starting weight for this bootcamp. It is more then my inital Sparkpeople weight. I have excuses just like everyone else. I ate and drank all day yesterday at all parties I went to. I am also on the brink of my monthly friend, so bloating is a factor. With those excuses put forth I am using the starting weight of what the scaled said to me this morning. And I will go from there. No more excuses. Tracking and working out this month to get me back on the right path are going to be my friends.
Now I cringe... Here are my starting stats (all of which are up from last months measurements):
Weight: 170.0 lbs
Waist: 34 inches
Hips: 42 inches
Thighs: 25 inches
Arms: 13.5 inches
My goals for this bootcamp are to get back on the right path to keep the weight coming off, or at the very least, not gain weekly until I hit my goal (which I know is possible), to lose 10 lbs to get back to my starting December weight, and have my measurements go down (I don't have a specific number b/c I just started measuring and they haven't changed b/c I have been a slacker.)
I know I can do this. But we can definately be buddies on this journey of ours. I am sure I will need some motivation throughout the month.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
There are always excuses. What's yours? Too tired? Too much work? Favorite tv show on? Just want to be lazy? ... They can go on FORVER. But as long as you have an excuse not to go the gym, workout, or eat right you have to have an excuse to do all those things.
The other day I asked my husband if he was going to the gym. I think his exucse was he was too tired. I poliety pointed that he always had an excuse and he just looked at me and said he does but it is because they are true. I looked him straight in the eye and told him to start making excuses to go to the gym. He just nodded and said he would try. I have to say it is only Wednesday but he went every day this week thus far. And this is his busy time at work. I am proud of him.
I always try to make excuses to get up in the morning and workout or go to the gym after work. Lately it has been both- I have been getting up and doing a Tae Bo 30 minute workout and going to the gym after work and doing some cardio for another 30 minutes. I have been very proud of myself. I have been going to the gym pretty regularly for about a year so I have to give myself a pat on the back for that.
However, today I woke up with the alarm, turned it off, and rolled over. I thought well I will just go to the gym tonight so I can skip getting up. But it kept eating at me because I was being lazy. How am I going to get skinny being lazy and sleeping? I am not. I got my fat behind outta bed and worked out. So another pat on my back for making me get up! No one but me is going to make me get up.
Now tonight, well tonight is another story. I have been so stressed out with work and personal issues that I am exhausted. I feel like I am going to fall asleep at my desk. A lady came into work today and she is sick! Her desk is right next to mine. Pisses me off. You are sick stay home, especially now with the Swine Flu going around. I am not sure I want to push myself too much if there are germs floating around the office.
Here is my excuse for the day, week, mont - It's my only excuse for the rest of the month - I don't want to push myself to make me any more exhausted then I already am and not allow my immune system to work as I know it can. I have to study for a test coming up soon. I don't want to get sick and not be able to study to my fullest potential either! As of now, 2:30 pm, when I get off work at 5:00 pm, I am not going to the gym tonight. We will see if I kick my excuse to the curb in the next 2.5 hours. But I am still proud of myself for working as hard as I have been lately.
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