Thursday, April 10, 2008
Today... not bad, not great. Got up and ran. That was good. Ate 'okay' - had a cookie that I shouldn't have, but only 1.
I have entered into the 'relaxed zone' - where everyone is complementing me on my weight loss - telling me how great I look - and I'm liking it. I fit into smaller clothes and look pretty good. I've patted myself on the back quite a bit. And let go of my discipline.
I haven't COMPLETELY lost it, but I have had some incidents. I am eating unclean stuff on a daily basis. Some days it's one Keebler cookie (today), other days it's more. I haven't gained back any weight in the last few weeks, but I haven't lost any more either. I've been pretty consistent with the exercise, but not the eating.
I am still 2 months out from my goal of being 145 and in a size 8 by June. That is 10 pounds and 1 size away. I've really got to JUMP back on the wagon and fast.
I've been taking the exercise more seriously - running (6 min mile) the last 1/8 of a mile on my running stretches to try to get some HIIT in. I've been upping the weight and really concentrating on making my muscles work. I wish I could afford a trainer - or a gym membership for that matter - but it is just too tough right now. I'm saving (yes, saving) for a HRM and new (heavier) weights. I'd also love some new running shoes, but that'll have to wait. I really need a new swim suit so I can go simming with C (she really wants to go just her and me) and that is not inexpensive either.
So, enough of the excuses. I need to do the following immediately...
1. LOG EVERYTHING BEFORE I EAT IT! I wouldn't have eaten that cookie if I had just READ the nutritional info. I love to graze on "clean granola" when I get home, but that comes as a cost too... I need to log it before I eat it!
2. REALLY PUSH MYSELF DURING WORKOUTS. Find a good video for strength training. Go shopping at the Good Will for some new weights.
3. GET THE SUGAR OUT! Not even a gram. I need to get completely clean again so that it's not a temptation anymore (like a couple of months ago). NO SUGAR FOR A WEEK.
I can do this. I can. I will.