Sunday, March 31, 2013
Well, it's not like I didn't see this coming, but seeing it on the scale is a little depressing. Yes, I've gained weight. Since November, when I'd gained a bit. It could be worse, but I know I'm on a path to just keep gaining weight and well, after successfully keeping 25 pounds off for almost 3 years, I'm not willing to just slide back to where I was.
It's almost like starting over, but I'm going to have to use all the Spark tools I can. I know part of this is that the for the past month the only exercise I've gotten has been walking, which isn't bad, but it's not focused. Plus a conference with a lot eating out. This past week I got back on the exercise wagon and got in 5 workouts. Nothing spectacular, but way better than the past month. It's also a little sad to realize how much ground I've lost not being able to do the workouts I was used to and makes me a little disappointed that I didn't come with a workout alternative and let it just slide. However, I can't undo that, so I must just start from today and get back on track.
* Cook more and get away from the frozen dinner. Now, given my commute and sometimes really long days, I'll keep a few on hand until I can get to where I've got some things I can freeze myself.
* Breakfast needs to be better. It'll be a little extra time in the morning, but should be worth it. Which leads me to -
* More sleep. I've been saying this for a couple of years, but it's gotta be done. I'm developing strategies, but it's hard to break a routine that's been going on for several years. I may even give the sleep tracker feature on my Fitbit a go.
* In addition to the SP trackers, I'm also going to learn how to make better use of the Fitbit trackers and information.
* And, of course, exercise! It feels good to be doing my Walk Away the Pounds dvds again and also adding in a couple of others with more aerobic content. I just need to make sure I keep it up.
Hopefully, these things will get me back on track and help me get down to my goal weight or at least lose what I've gained.