I've gotten off track again. Arianna and I moved back to Texas Jan. 11 and DH stayed for a bit but then he had to go back to finish up things in Cayman so we have been alone for the past two weeks (he comes back today! YAY!!)
I start a new job February 4th. Right now we are living with my parents while we wait to see where DH gets a job so that we know where makes the most sense for us to live.
I thought that the 8 week challenge I joined with my sister and her friends would help my motivation with staying on track but it hasn't. I've just been struggling with the move and all of the emotions surrounding it and I haven't been doing well.
Tonight I looked back at what I did before that worked. One of the time periods when I lost the most weight and got on track was the beginning of last year when I got oh so close to my coveted 150. Then I was doing monthly goals and then blogging about my progress toward them. I'm going to restart that (and do my darndest to keep up with it!).
1. Work out 5 days a week EVERY week by getting my heart-rate up (wear my Garmin and at least register 140 each workout). It is okay to do strength but lately I've been using it as an excuse to phone it in. In order to do this I'm going to have to really work with my schedule because I return to the 8-5 working world next week and that is going to cause a shift in how I can handle my time.
2. Put in 80 miles of running for the month. My long runs to get ready for the Dallas Rock and Roll Half are alternating 11 and 12. I also have a 5K on Feb. 9. I need to make my runs during the week at least 4 miles. I'm not sure on how much consecutive time I'll have to do runs but I can always break that 4 miles into smaller bits and do 2 at a time or something or I'll just have to go FASTER.
1. Track my food. If I don't track, I gain weight. It is just one of the things I HAVE to accept. I need to take 20 minutes right after Arianna goes down to sit down and input everything I have eaten if I didn't get a chance at some other point in the day. Ideally I will do what MELRAE suggested and input everything ahead of time and just check it off but I'm not sure if I'll have a big block of time to do that.
2. Eat my scheduled meals/snacks. If I'm "hungry" (requires quotation marks because my brain isn't always in-sync with my stomach on hunger) outside of that (before dinner) then I can eat whatever veggies I want. That's all. If I don't want veggies then I'm obviously not starving to death! After dinner, if I'm "hungry" then I will make some tea (I'm not a fan of tea...).
1. Use my long commutes to decompress from the day so that when I walk in the door at night, I can have a smile for my baby girl.
2. Any work stress that pops up will be journaled about, NOT EATEN!
I'll do weight and measurements on Sunday.