Saturday, January 05, 2013
I had been so proud of myself for all I had accomplished this past year. I got myself in a full-time exercise routine including finishing Insanity twice and Asylum once. I was tracking my food every day and found how easy it was to keep within the daily calorie allotment as long as I kept track. I was juggling several projects at work and even though stressed, was able to get through everything with a positive ending.
Then came Thanksgiving. OK, my mom came to stay for a week and it really threw me. I couldn't do my usual exercise DVD's with her home and I couldn't do them outside because of the weather. I ended up either not doing anything or just taking a walk, but used to doing higher cardio and strength, it just wasn't enough. I also stopped tracking my food, overate and ate what I know isn't good for my body.
But, then she left and I got back into my usual routine for a couple of weeks and then Christmas came. I fell into the same routine and my mom came for two weeks this time. I think it wouldn't have been as bad as it ended up being, because I had learned my lesson from Thanksgiving, but my internet connection went down just a couple days before she came and only came back yesterday. It was down for over two weeks - ahhh!!!!! Without my SparkPeople support, my automatic calorie tracker, and my exercise tracker, I was lost. I ended up gaining weight, felt sick, and was generally unhappy.
Thankfully, my internet connection has been restored (I hope), and I am starting to get back on track. I already feel better.
I will be posting some blogs that I wrote while off-line just so I can keep a record here. You don't know how great this website is until you don't have it!!!
I plan for this year to be better than last, and I know it certainly can't get any worse than it did at the end of 2012!!!