November was not so good to my waist line. I haven't weighed in yet but I'm predicting at least a 2 pound gain. This is very disappointing.
So before I get down about it, lets focus on the positive. I know it's an excuse but this puppy really threw me off way more than I anticipated. It feels like I'm getting the hang of it and working on our schedule. Time management is super crucial. If I get off of my schedule at all, some things need to be cut from the list for the day. I'm sorry to say that sometimes it's my workouts. If I have to choose between a shower and a workout, the shower wins. Sad but true. On the bright side, Wally keeps me moving! On the days my toddler visits his Meme and Papi we walk 3 or 4 miles and work on obedience. And if I have extra time I'll jump on my step for 15 or 20 minutes for some quick cardio. So here's a positive: getting back in the groove.
Another thing that's good: maybe the scale is laughing at me but overall I feel like I'm getting my breath back and certain small things are getting easier again. Like getting up and down off the floor. Whew! When I started back after having my baby, it hurt to get up and down in any kind of quick fashion. My back is also doing better.
And 1 more plus: I've stayed on top of my water intake. So if nothing else, that remained constant.
So since I blew my plan of 2 days on, 1 day of rest, I'm going to take a different approach. With time as limited as it is, I just want to do as much as I can as I have the time. My main goal for December is to go easy on myself. There's no finish line here, just a healthier life.
Ok - Goals for December:
-My goal was my first 10 pounds by the end of the year so I need to lose whatever creeped back on me plus the 1 I had left. I'll have my number in the morning. And of course, any other fat that feels like leaving is welcome to go!
-Keep my eating in check for my birthday and Christmas.
-Do what I can as I can.
-Try and do at least 1 day of strength training each week, more if I can.
-Try and find a double jogger that I can afford so I can walk Wally more on the days Nate's here.
-Log into Sparkpeople at least once a day, even if it's just to spin the wheel!
-Start tracking my food again.
-Go easy on myself. I'm not perfect. Either is life. Get over it.
So here's to a hopeful December. I joined a challenge for the holidays that starts the Monday after my birthday (awesome timing!) so I'm hoping it helps keep me focused.
So how was your November? What non-scale victories are you celebrating??
I weighed in this morning and I lost 1 pound! That puts me at my first goal of 10 pounds DONE and GONE! Now my next goal is another 10 pounds by March 1st. I'm hoping that 10 lbs every 3 months continues to be realistic. I'm just so relieved I didn't see a gain this month! Yaaayyyyyy!!!!!!