Saturday, September 08, 2012
This is what I tell myself "Just Do It". I have to because my motivation to keep on keepin' on is low. It's not that I want to abandon all of my healthy habits because, in the long run, I know where I'll end up; obese, sick and diabetic. I don't want that for myself. Yet recently, I've felt bored with my program and I'm not sure what else to do to shake it up. I'm trying new recipes and switching up the exercise routine. Sometimes I'm working out with a trainer.
Recently, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Now, I'm wondering if my recent sluggishness and somewhat depressed mood is related to my thyroid. Recognizing this possibility, I have been gently telling myself "Just do what you can, today." I feel like I should be trying to improve my time on my 5K, but today, I only have energy for walking the dog and walking around a shopping mall. I still enjoy strength training, but I am tired of the dang cardio machines.
Foodwise, I struggle when I step outside of my controlled environment. Yesterday's afternoon party at work followed by happy hour caused me to exceed my calorie budget. I have been eating at the higher end of my range because I've been hungrier.
The scale is starting to bounce between the same two pounds again. I had told myself that I should try to lose 12 more pounds then go into maintenance mode for awhile. Maybe I should go into maintenance mode now? I don't know.
In the meantime, I'm going to do two things. I'm going to Weight Watchers to get face-to-face group support and I am signing up to run/walk a 5K with a co-worker in late October. Hopefully, these two things will kick me in the pants and jump start my motivation.