Sunday, July 01, 2012
Things between my husband and I have become even more confusing over the past couple weeks. We had a super-intense counseling session yesterday and although it was very emotional, I feel good that I was able to get some things off of my chest. Anyway, the relationship is still in the land of limbo, but I'm not letting it deter me from my goals or distract me from doing what I can to become a better, fitter, happier and healthier person.
I've lost just about 20 lbs since starting back on my exercise and fitness regimen! I'm two pounds away from my first reward. I have put together a "reward system" to motivate myself and mark milestone moments. Each time I make a goal weight, I get to treat myself. So, in another two pounds, I am going to buy myself new make-up and perfume.
I'm feeling stronger and more energetic overall lately. My range of motion even seems to be improving. On average, I'm working out 5 days a week, and emphasizing strength training on at least two of those days. I'm reallllllllllllllly pushing myself to get enough water in me each day too...its easier on the days I've exercised, but sometimes on my rest days, I notice I don't take in as much H2O. I'm also making an effort to eat every few hours at work...trying to increase my fruit intake and just generally working to keep my metabolism running by having something healthy to eat every few hours or so. Its difficult sometimes at work as I can get so busy and end up skipping the healthy snack time. But I'm doing it more often than not, and that's an improvement from where I was a couple months ago, when I hardly ate anything at all after my AM coffee and roll! I'd go the whole day until after work without eating again.
I'm making sure I have at least some sort of carb and protein rich snack before I work out. I notice that it makes such a difference if I don't eat anything before exercising. I perform so much better if I ate something an hour or so before heading to the gym.
Anyhow, I hope to be more active on Spark now that things are settling a bit in my personal life. I still have a long way to go in figuring out what the future holds for my husband and I, but I do feel a bit more grounded these days.