Sunday, May 26, 2013
I haven't been on Spark in awhile. December is my last blog actually. I have been doing really well. Eating has been on track and exercise is right where it needs to be. I have two gym memberships - one in the town I live in and one in the town I work in so I really have no excuses. As of 10 days ago, I was down to my lowest weight ever. In fact, only needed to lose 6 more pounds for my BMI to be in my healthy weight range and only .2 from saying I officially lost 100 pounds which was my ultimate goal. For once, it felt like a life style instead of a daily struggle. I never thought I would get there, ever! It was to the point where my "bad" days barely hit 2,000 calories which is a normal or even low day for most. My bad days used to be 5,000 calories so I call that progress. Not sure what happened but the last week, I have fallen off the wagon. Have not worked out even once and eating every bad thing I can get my hands on. Fast food, sweets, and unbelievable amounts of soda. In fact most days have been 3,000+ calories. The scale says I have gained 7 pounds. Assuming a lot of it is water weight due to all the sodium pack processed crap I have been eating that my body is no longer used to but it's not okay. My pants are tight and I can see it in my body. Worse than that is how I feel. It's a gross feeling. I just feel sluggish, worn down, bloated, and have absolutely zero energy. I remember this feeling because this is how I used to feel ALL the time. And I am not okay with it. I need to stop sabotaging myself. Every time I get so close to a major goal I have set (.2 pounds in this case!!) I completely fall off the wagon and gain back weight in a week or two that took me months to lose. I am ending it here with the damage that is already done. Here is the plan:
-3 Day Shakeology cleanse. This stuff is AMAZING and it should clean out my body from all the crap and give me my energy back. Much safer than a typical cleanse too because it's protein shakes and salads. The shakes are yummy and so full of nutrients that it's unreal.
-Back on my exercise schedule. Tuesday/Thursday Spin class. Wednesday night running club. 3 days of Chalean Extreme per week and supplementing with walking or running anywhere in there I feel like it.
-Purge the house of all the crap. Restock on healthy options.
-Start getting rid of soda again. It's a treat and not an every day, all day beverage.
This will all start tomorrow. I don't care that it's a holiday. It's a fresh Monday and I am taking it. Normally, I would start today as I am not a proponent of the "I will start Monday" mentality but I am headed to the D for a baseball game today with a friend - Go Tigers!!! It's too hard to mix shakes when you are driving and at a game, LOL. So I will allow myself to have a hotdog and diet coke but really take it easy today. It was scary seeing a glimpse of my old self and how easily I slipped back into old habits so time to get back on track!
Hope everyone is having a great long weekend!!