Friday, March 22, 2013
So this week has been pretty stressful. Usually the perfect excuse for me to go home, eat a bunch of crap, and justify every unnecessary sugary treat. However, this week has been a slow move forward. Wednesday, I had to go to the doctor for a wrist injury and was surprised and embarrassed to learn I've gained 6lbs since I was there last month. So I decided if I gained it that fast, it shouldn't be that big of a deal to get rid of it, right? I've been noticing here and there that my clothes are fitting tighter, but I just chose to ignore it. I'm trying really hard to not go to the extreme and burn out like I did last time.
I work in a stressful environment. My mother works in the building and often provides lunch and snacks for us. I think I hurt her feelings today when I turned down her chocolate cake. It's just that I didn't want it. I mean, sure it tastes good, but I'm realizing how eating so many simple sugars makes me so tired. Plus if I log it honestly (which I've been doing on a different website because Spark doesn't have many things I tried to look up), that would use up a good portion of my calories for today and it's barely 10:30 in the morning.
It's spring break for the kids and I, which means Monday I'm back to having little to no time. I'm trying to figure out if I want to start getting up earlier to workout or still try to do it on my nights I'm not at school. It's definitely a balancing act - family, school, and work. I'm so indecisive when it comes to meal plans. I hope to get rid of that so we can eat better as a family.
Last night was my 2nd night back to walking and I actually felt pretty good. Bottom line is when I take an active role in my health, I feel better. Yes it's a struggle, but overall, I'm excited. Walking/jogging on the treadmill seems to be just the stress reliever I need!