moderation is more fun.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Here's how I know I'm in a good place with my diet and fitness mentality: I don't feel any pressure to be 100% perfect right now. And you know, I'm finding I'm having a LOT more fun without that pressure. So if that means I don't reach my goal of getting down to 120 by the end of the summer, well then...that's fine! I'm healthy, I'm fit, I look pretty good, I'm still maintaining a healthy diet/exercise plan, so while I DO eventually want to take care of these last 10 lbs, "eventually" is the key word. Right now it doesn't need to be a race.

I joined a gym and I'm meeting with a personal trainer this week. I'm hoping he can help me determine an appropriate starting weight for heavy lifts, because it's been ages since I was heavy lifting on a regular basis. Annnnd because I'll be putting in more gym workouts (classes, lifting programs, etc.) I probably won't be running as much as I had in my original plan. I'll still do JM Ripped in 30, but I'll be incorporating different forms of cardio because at this point, I enjoy them more. I haven't been loving my runs lately, and I don't ever want to DREAD a workout, so I'll just do something different. Yesterday was my "active recovery day," so I took a nice 5-mile hike and went to this absolutely beautiful overlook. It was totally empty there too, so I took a nice little nap on the rocks and just enjoyed the sunshine and breeze and being alone.

As far as diet, WHAT I'm eating has been great - mostly fruits, veggies, lean meats, and lots of protein. The biggest problem is my eating schedule. It's allllllll sorts of whacked out right now and so some days, I feel like I'm eating the whole day, and other days I only eat once.

Annnnnnd yeah, one drink a week isn't going to cut it. I never got into partying in college (Christian college woohoo!) but now, if I want to hang out with my friends, it pretty much always means alcohol. I don't mind drinking, but I AM going to need to stop coming home at 6:30 am. I haven't been making the best decisions for myself lately so I'm going to need to find a nice happy middle ground where I can hang out with my friends but still hang onto self control. Maybe instead I'll try a 2-drink limit for each time I go out. I am, not surprisingly, a lightweight. It's a blessing and a curse, really emoticon

I hope you're all doing well, too! Enjoy the beautiful weather and the sunshine and all the delicious summer fruits.
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    I'm so glad you are figuring out how to bring together "happy" and "healthy"! That's the real goal, I think, and you are well on your way! I know what you mean about running... it can be my primary exercise for only so long before I start wishing for something else to do instead. The classes sound fun, and I'm sure the trainer will be informative!

    Drinking is SUCH a tricky thing to negotiate when you're trying to be fit or lose weight. I think you're smart to experiment with what "rules" work for you. If 2 drinks is all it really takes for you (me too haha), then maybe switch to club soda after that so you can still have a (fizzy) beverage in hand while you party with your friends?
    2071 days ago
  • BRADMILL2922
    Great read! Thanks for sharing!
    2071 days ago
    I cant totally relate to the drinking and having friends that do. Love your take on this!
    2072 days ago
    Yeah you're healthy, yes you're fit, damn right you look good, mhm to the eating/exercise plan. I'd bet you're in a slight 'figuring out America again' phase and yes, we do like our alchy.

    I used to be lightweight. Then the last year happened bahaha
    2072 days ago
    Good going!
    2072 days ago
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