***waiting for the sun to come out on my progress***
Thursday, December 13, 2012
This morning I realized that I only lost 2 lbs in the month of November. In October I lost 4 1/2. September was a struggle but I still managed to lose 7. Every month before that, I lost 8-10 lbs. I am slowing down. Before I brought the hammer down on myself, I recognized that most everyone is slowing down. This is typically the time of year when folks gain weight. While I haven't lost much, I haven't gained. I am also a person that will always choose working out outdoors over going to the gym. Hands down. It is dark outside by 5:30 when I am getting home from work and Derrell will not have me outside alone in the dark. Do I still workout? Absolutely. But my tenacity and energy is nowhere comparable to what it is when I go for a trail run or when I go to the football stadium and workout on the field or run up stadium steps. I feel like an athlete outdoors. I feel like I am spinning my wheels in the gym.
I am going to work to stay above water through these winter months. I may only lose a few pounds a month. Of course I want more but I am just trying to survive the cold, the dark and the gym life until the sun comes out in March so I can get back to doing what I do best: being athletic and dropping weight!