Hello all! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving...I did, too much food, but it was worth it as it was so delicious!
With that being said, I haven't worked out in 9 days (with the exception of a post-turkey long walk with my family over Thanksgiving) and I've gained 3 pounds
. Unacceptable. And I don't usually fluctuate that much and I weigh myself weekly on the same day at the same time. Last I weighed myself, right before Thanksgiving, I was at an all-time low, probably as much as I weighed in early high school, 104 lbs, which is actually below my "target" weight. Now I'm back up to 107. I think the 104 was a fluke anyway because it was just after TOM and I think I was dehydrated that day...but still, to see the numbers jump like that freaks me out that I'm going to gain it all back. It may have been the excitement of seeing the 104 and of course Thanksgiving, that I let it all go. Or maybe since hearing the news about my potassium levels I was afraid to eat anything so I convinced myself it was okay to eat other less healthy things (because it just so happens less healthy things are lower in potassium). Maybe it's because since being back from Thanksgiving I haven't had time to go grocery shopping and there's nothing in the house. It was likely a combination of everything that has led to this spiral. I told myself ONLY Thanksgiving day itself can be a cheat day but that didn't happen. I didn't go back for seconds on Thanksgiving and I only had one small piece of one pie, so I had to try the second one the next day, as well as all the yummy leftovers. Time at home was spent with family...besides the walk I didn't have time to work out. And the days before I stopped working out because I was busy packing and getting things done before the trip home. ugh.
I'm not looking for "oh everyone falls off the wagon, you can get back on" stuff. I know that. I'm trying. I need to find the motivation somehow. This is about me telling myself that I like myself better now and I want to keep it that way. This is, as always, about being accountable.
And yet, I still won't be working out tonight. ugh. I knew this, I should have planned around it but nooo. It's too hard for me to exercise in the morning, I know a lot of people do, but for me it's always a struggle to get out of bed in the morning, and even if I eat something before my workout I get light-headed and tired during it; I always feel better and more effective working out later in the day. I also think sleep is important and I can never fall asleep early enough in order to wake up as early as I would need to workout.
Anyways, less than a month until Christmas and my main goal is to get back on track. That means working out 5-6 days a week, staying in my calorie range 6-7 days a week, and watching my potassium levels. Hopefully I'll be able to get back down to my target weight. Also, I've FINALLY been seriously talking about getting a heart rate monitor and have done my research on which functions I want it to have and specifically which ones I like (bf is well aware of this). So if I don't get it for Christmas, I will get it as a gift for myself. Can't wait!!