Tuesday, July 31, 2012
We were out of town this weekend. It was NOT a good exercise or eating environment. TONS of carbs and salt. Lots of alcohol. No activity. At all. I weighed in this morning higher than I've weighed in in a l-o-n-g, l-o-n-g time. Maybe last September. Some of it is water, I am sure. All that salt. But there is no way that I am carrying 6 extra pounds of water and I am 6 pounds over my 'safe' weight right now.
So... as we wrap up July (and I'll get to goals later), I need to reel myself in and realize that as good as I did on the cruise, the cruise somehow gave me permission to cheat all.the.time back home, especially when it come to alcohol. I need to (1) go back to having 1-2 drinks on 1 night a week (and no more alcohol AT ALL) and (2) making exercise as important as any other appointment in my calendar.
I think if I do those two things everything else will fall into place. NOT doing those 2 things were, in my opinion, the two biggest contributors to my obesity in the first place.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
I worked pretty hard to be in peak condition for the cruise. I came home and quickly lost all the weight I gained on the cruise and, apparently, all my motivation too!
I went to the gym 3 days, skipped 2, forced myself to go on Saturday to make up for that (and it felt great) but this week is more of the same.... forcing myself to go and no real plan for what I'll do when I get there. Luckily by the time I get there I'm ready to give it my all but it's not the same as having a month (or even 4 months) of planned workouts.
I need to finish The New Rules of Lifting for Women and decide if that's what I want to do next. Or if I want to loop back through The Female Body Breakthrough. Or if I want to bite the bullet and pay for new workouts from my trainer. Or WHAT. All I know is that I do best when I have a plan and I want to have a plan to start after our next vacation.
That's the real problem.... we came home from one vacation, have a long weekend for a baptism coming up, and then (probably) another vacation 1 month after the first. I don't see a whole lot of point in having a 'plan' when the weeks between vacations are so discombobulated!
So for now, I'll my workout clothes on and drive to the gym and spend an hour doing whatever appeals the most by the time I walk through the door. And I'll do that 4-5 times a week until I DO come up with a plan!
Today I did 20' of intervals on the elliptical, a really good stretching routine, 1 cycle through my new lower body workout, and a good chunk of one of my whole body workouts before I ran out of time. And it felt good!
Monday, July 23, 2012
I haven't weighed this much since early last fall. I'm not really sure what went on over the weekend. Hubby and I had drinks on Friday and Saturday but that's not THAT unusual. 2 days in a row is... but I made a pitcher of Sangria and we didn't finish it on Friday. We didn't even eat out. Friday's food was a splurge (but a healthified one). Saturday and Sunday weren't bad. The only thing I can come up with is that I am sore ALL OVER, literally everywhere, after the workout I did on Saturday to make up for not going to the gym Thursday or Friday. I really can not remember the last time so many muscles were sore. Please, please, please let this be water retention because of inflammation.
So.... not knowing what is going on.... I'll start tracking again until I'm back at goal.
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