Monday, August 08, 2011
It was so much easier the first time - I dropped 25 pounds in 3 months and in the beginning the weight was pouring off! But I was only working three days a week then and only 5 miles from home so I had way more time to work out.
Now I'm commuting an hour each way to work in the car and it wreaks havoc on your waistline! I've been in this new job for 15 months now and it has taken a toll. I did fine for the first six months but then the holidays came and the patients in this practice have a habit of bringing in WAY too many goodies!
So first it was 5 pounds and then 10 and now we're up to almost 13. Yikes! It's just so hard to work out when I get home after an hour in bumper to bumper traffic. All I want to do is curl up on the couch with a drink! Not good! And since I am not a morning person waking up an hour early to work out is not an option. I tried it... the lack of energy was so bad I couldn't get through the full 40 minutes. So it's walking in the evening and the full workout on the weekends and my one day off during the week. Hopefully once the weather gets a bit cooler I can jack up the walking to more than an hour. Last night the heat and humidity was so bad I only lasted 35 minutes.
So I got my butt off the couch and got back into gear a week ago. Been walking religiously every single evening and started the step class again over the weekend. Tracking calories again and back into eating healthier. LOVE cooking so this gives me an excuse to try a bunch of new recipes.
So... here we go AGAIN!