Only One Pumpkin
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Well, it's now the third week of October, and I have only lost one pound since the end of summer.
I'm glad to have not gained anything back, but I am pretty amazed at how the season has changed things for me.
Since the beginning of "school" our lives are much more scheduled with three different violin classes, two of them weekly, and one bi-weekly, and two swimming lessons a week. This doesn't leave much time to fit in my workout, so I've had to shorten the amount of cardio I do to be able to fit it in at all.
Plus, my work schedule has changed on Monday, so I can no longer fit in a workout day there at all. I have started doing laps at the pool during Isaac's swimming lessons to make up for this, but I'm not getting the results I was before.
Then there's the waning light which has reduced my daily walks to none at all, because I don't want to walk after dark by myself. If I walk earlier in the day I have to take my son with me, which will slow my pace, and I'll likely have to listen to him whining about it. I've considered walking with friends, but I don't like relying on other people. If I want to go for a walk, I want to go when I want, at the pace I want. I don't want to put my friends in a position where they could potentially disappoint me by being wishy-washy. (Both of the friends I've been considering for this tend to be wishy-washy when it comes to this sort of thing.)
So, even though I am still being quite active, and watching my caloric intake, I just seem to be maintaining. I know I'm not working at it as hard as I was in the summer, I just don't have the time, but I thought I'd get more for my efforts than just maintaining what I accomplished back then.
So, yeah, I'm kind of bummed out. I'm wondering if I have to wait until next summer before I can really make more progress on my goals.