Thursday, June 13, 2013
Almost ten days since my last blog post.... Here's an update!
I have gone to the gym 6 times since June 4. We (my workout buddy and I) have been kicking major ass. Yesterday we walked to the gym (about a 20 min walk each way) did about an hour of strength training (
feel the burn) and then did an hour of kick boxing
and walked back. You know when you are so sore and tired from your workout that you don't even try to find the comfy spot in bed, you just pass out in some weird position? Yeah, that's when you know you've had a good workout!
Food... I have actually been pretty good with food lately. Not 100% of course, but I've been eating a nice, healthy balanced diet with the occassional fast food meals. I've been tracking most of the time and drinking lots of water. I'm not up to 8 glasses a day EVERY day but most days I think i make it. Mostly I forget to pay attention so I lose track of how many I've had. On gym days I'm sure I make it because I usually drink about 3 or 4 bottles of water just there.
Today I am in a ridiculously good mood. Why? No idea. Other than I feel good about myself. Really good about myself, for the first time in months. I am starting to get on top of things again.
And the big new... wait for it.... I am dating. Yes, I know. Its kind of a shock to me too. And I don't know if I like it. Ha ha. I never realized how much work dating is. Mostly because I never really tried to date before. But that is a separate topic for another blog.
Anyway, the whole of it is that things are going well. I feel good, I feel motivated. I'm working on making heatlhy lifestyle changes that I can maintain long-term. I'm not beating myself up or feeling guilty when I am not perfect. I am just trying to enjoy the whole process.
Oh and one last thing. I'm not weighing myself. I know, it is a good measure of progress. But it isn't the only measure or even the most accurate measure. For me, it just ends up being discouraging because I never lose as much as I think I should have. So my plan is not to weigh in until my clothes are so ridiculously big that I can't hold my pants up even with a belt anymore. And maybe not even then. I don't need a scale to tell me I've lost weight. I can feel it.