It's been a very busy week for me. Not only with work, but I've been working out at the gym every day this week, and I can really feel it. I need to get the 3 pounds I've gained back off and get the scale to head in the right direction again.
I don't know exactly what happened, but there have been a few days that I did not eat well at all. I didn't go over calories, in fact I am still eating under my calorie target, but the choices I've made have been poor choices for the most part. I attribute that to the stess at work.
I haven't had much time at all to blog what's been happening, and I need to try to change that, even if it's jounaling to myself. I know how much better I'll feel if I can take the time to just write/type out my accomplishments and failures on a daily basis, and maybe just letting go of some of the stress in my blogs that I feel from work.
It's very hard to try to stay positive all day, every day. I start the day, every day, with a positive affirmation on Sparkpeople to get me going and thinking that the day is going to be just fine, but once the work starts and everyone is in the office, it's hard to keep that positive attitude. I've been wondering if I shouldn't start looking for another job. I love my job, don't get me wrong! I love what I do. I just am having trouble getting along with a couple of co-workers.
My weeks, especially this week, have been pretty much work, gym, home and bed every day. I get to work at 5:15 am, work until 4:30, head to the gym until around 7 pm then go home, eat dinner and go to bed.
The best part of the day is my gym time cause that's where I work off a lot of the stress of the day. I can clear my head of everything but my music and working out and feel better. It's amazing what exercise can do for the spirit! Even when I don't feel like going to the gym, once I'm there and start working out, I feel so much better.
Even if the only exercise that I get in one day is the time I take to walk in the morning, it helps get me energized and ready for the day ahead. Every little bit of exercise really helps. I love going through the exercise videos on Sparkpeople and finding ones that I can do while at work early in the moring that doesn't take any equipment, but still gets my body moving.
I hope to get my dh to take more photos of me this weekend, cause I think I've lost more inches since my last photo, which was taken in February of this year. I'll get some posted as soon as I can to share.
I appreciate all of the comments everyone has left on my page, congratulating me on my loss. It really makes me feel like I have accomplished a lot. While I know I have, it's hard to believe it sometimes. I still don't see myself as being thinner, after having been so heavy for so long. I hope that mind set will change soon. In the meantime, I'm Sparking as often as I can, leaving encouragement when and where I can to those that are stuggling, and getting encouragement in return. I really appreciate that.
Thank you Spark friends! You're the best thing that's come into my life since my husband!