Friday, October 21, 2011
It is amazing what difference a week can make. I made all the right decisions this week and I got the reward yesterday when I stepped on the scale and lost 4 lbs. Now to just keep it going. That's the hardest part.
I set myself a goal last week to get back under control and I got my eating in check. I need some more work at exercise. Went to the gym on Monday - YAY! But never made it back. I skipped this morning because I knew last night I was worn out and I know that exercise gives you energy but I just didn't want to push not feeling 100% and risk getting hurt or sick. Sounds like an excuse doesn't it? It is and I know it, but I made the decision and I move on. I did pack my gym back to go tonight. It's not the bootcamp class I was suppose to be in at 5:45 but it's a few miles on a treadmill and some of my own strength exercises and that's a step in the right direction.
So here I sit, Friday morning, just had my breakfast - egg I made in the microwave at work with a little bit of cheese on a wrap. I feel content - sort of. The weekend is here and although I do have to work all weekend I'm looking forward to it. My husband is going away on a mountain bike trip with the guys so I have time to myself. I can focus on eating right, get some exercise in and just relax and spend some quality "me time." Give me time to refocus on what the next steps are for me to make sure that I keep putting myself and my health first as the holiday season begins to approach.
Ok I know I'm jumping around a bit, but wow can you believe the holidays are approaching? This is my favorite time of the year but I'm not as "jolly" as I thought I would be or usually am. Is it the weight gain? The low self esteem and/or self worth I have been feeling? Why do I still feel so lost.
I'm going to celebrate my 1st week accomplishment and regroup for week two. I am the only one with the power to do everything I need to do to make sure that this time next week I'm celebrating another small victory. Happy Friday again to anyone reading... And as always "Just keep swimming... Just keep swimming..."