Monday, July 16, 2012
Well, it's been ages since I blogged last and it's time to get back to it! I've never been much of a blogger, but I know I need to blog at least once a week. So here goes...
A lot has happened since the spring. The biggest change came from work, which made my life very stressful and in turn, made me gain weight. I was asked to help out another department on a part-time basis while two of their employees were on maternity leave. So, I would work part-time in my current position and part-time in the new one. It was definitely a good experience, but the learning curve was so steep in the new position and definitely stressful! I couldn't imagine being in that position full time day in and day out. I was working really hard to keep up with everything and I even brought work home with me (something I NEVER do). Since I was spending all my time doing that I obviously wasn't working out or paying too much attention to my weight. That is, until I noticed that I was gaining. I weighed myself and was surprised to see that I had gained 5 pounds. I was so disappointed in myself. It takes so much to lose 5 pounds and it took almost nothing to gain it! I am so close to being at a healthy BMI and I really don't want to mess that up!
The next big change happened just about 2 and a half weeks ago. We moved from a small 1300 square foot house to a bigger house (about 1825 square feet). This was an awesome change! I actually have a living room and a family room, plus an extra room for an office/workout room! I also have a fireplace for the first time ever and I can't wait to use it! It's funny because the move was kind of my catalyst to losing weight again. I was spending so much time packing, cleaning, sweating, unpacking, and sweating some more, that I actually lost the 5 pounds I put on. Just this weekend I finally felt like I was in a good place again! My new house is all unpacked (except for a couple of boxes) and work isn't so crazy anymore.
So, now I'm back on Spark (yay!). I look forward to catching up with old friends and meeting new ones and I hope to keep this motivation going!!