Sunday, June 23, 2013
Momentum works both ways. I've been gaining weight now for close to a year and a half. Ugh! Poor eating choices led to more poor eating choices until I rarely thought about what I was putting in my mouth. As far as workouts, I went back & forth. I'd have weeks where I didn't do anything and weeks where I worked out 5 times a week.
I hit a mental "reset" last Monday, so it's only been a week. But what a difference!
I am tracking everything I eat to the best of my ability. And, I've had some HARD choices, but I'm doing terrific! Example: last night my hubby made nachos - Tostitos covered with cheese - in the microwave while we watched a movie. It smelled so GOOD! I ended up just asking for one (they are bite size chips!) and savored it and then ate my delicious frozen greek yogurt. Yum! I was FINE! But, at first I wanted my own plate.
I just returned to working out yesterday. I rode almost 14 mile solo yesterday and almost 14.5 miles solo today. Then I did something totally crazy! I got in my pool to cool off & stretch (the heat index was already 95 at 9:00 am!) and then decided to swim a few laps! Hmmm.... I haven't swam laps in over 2 years. That was after my 2nd sprint triathlon which was the least fun sporting event I've ever done. I thought I was finished with swimming!
Oh, and the swimming was hard! I have to swim back & forth in my pool to get about 25 yards. Well, I only did this 10 times for a total of 250 yards. Not much! BUT... that's more than I've one in 2 years, right?!? And, I actually connected 2 of those swims for a 50 yarder. That was tough!
I'm excited about the week as I try to figure out what I can do: I can swim in the mornings 3 days a week at our pool; I can try a boot camp with my friend; I can bike ride; I can do some classes at the Y. Anything I do has to be done by 7:30 when hubby leaves for work. But, now I'm excited to get out there and do it! I've made this work the past 3 summers, but just haven't made myself do anything this year.
But, it's time! And, I'm living off of the momentum!
What about you? How does your life change in the summer? And how do you get your workouts in?