Saturday, November 15, 2014
so i used to be a regular around here. i used to be a leader. i can't even remember my reasons for not being on here anymore. part of it was i was tired of constantly focusing on my weight. i have always focused on my weight since i was a teen, it was all consuming most of the time. so i stopped focusing on my weight and what happens?
-i seem to be happier mentally
-i am the heaviest i have been in my entire life, i weigh more now than when i was 35 weeks pregnant (my kiddo came early)
-i am physically a mess
so is being chubby, unhealthy and happy or in shape/miserable better?
i need to learn how to watch my weight and be happy.
so what do i do now for fitness?
i stopped running about 2 years ago. parts of me miss it terribly. however i was having chronic hip pain/issues.
i go to the gym in a good week 2x and do weights.
i walk occasionally.
i ride the bike at home occasionally.
so what did i used to do?
run 3-4x a week for 15-30 miles per week
strength train at least 2x a week but more often 4x
spin classes 1-2x per week
now one of my excuses is that i went back to work full-time about 3 years ago now. this is when all this seemed to change. i never thought i would be one of those women who were too tired at the end/start of the day to work out. i only have 1 kid! he turns 9 next week. last time i was around here he was probably in grade 1. now he is in grade 4. i don't know how you guys with multiple kiddos do it. i love my kid, he is a good/easy going kid who does nothing but encourage me to take time for myself and work out.
ok, i'm rambling. i need to lose weight. i actually need to weigh myself to get a baseline. i need to buy a scale and weigh myself daily again. sadly, weighing daily is what works best for my health.