Friday, July 05, 2013

Yesterday I was getting ready to go enjoy some finally outstandingly nice weather with friends. A day of relaxation was planned and consisted of laying by the pool with a beverage in hand and nothing else. As I was trying to find a suit and some shorts to wear, my excitement for the day started to wane. You see, in February I went on a cruise and I had to basically by all new summer clothes because I didn't fit into any of my stuff from last summer. Yesterday I was trying on some of those shorts and found out they no longer fit anymore. What in the crap has happened to me? In 5 months, the clothes I purchased no longer fit and I'm at the highest weight I've ever been at. I get sweaty and breathe hard doing the exercises at my chiropractor. I went for a walk around the lake Tuesday night and was breathing hard. Over the past few months I've basically had to redo my work wardrobe as nothing fit. I'm really struggling with this all today. Knowing I need to go buy more new summer clothes for 5 days of camping at the end of the month is depressing.

Instead of throwing myself a superlong pity party, I've decided to own up to why this has happened and what I'm going to do to change it.

1.) My workout routine has become near non-existant. I haven't worked out for a week. Working out is something I LOVE but I've been doing alot of comparing where I am right now to where I was a year ago. That's not healthy for anyone. I need to accept where I am right now and work on a plan to improve it if that's what I want. I need to remember working out makes me feel strong and healthy and is such an important part of my self-care.

2.) I've become the take out queen. I go in spurts of cooking at home and eating out. This last week has been ALL eating out. That's got to change. I want to be more consistent. Today (since I'm obviously not getting much done at work) I am going to plan my meals for the weekend as well as for next week.

3.) Soda has become a somewhat regular part of my routine. What? I know, I'm as shocked as you are. I haven't drank soda regularly since college. This has DEFINITELY got to change. I have worked hard at breaking away from the "rules of dieting" but I think this is one that needs to come back. ONE soda max a week.

I think these three items are a great place to start for me! My goals for the next week are:

1.) Map out my workout routine.
2.) Plan, grocery shop, and cook meals.
3.) Become a water whore.

I'll let you all know how it goes. In the mean time - have a great weekend if you are one of the lucky ones with the day off today!!
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  • OOLALA53
    That is a great plan. I've found I can also get away with take out if I have lots of veggies at home. I redistribute the food, serving myself a modest portion of protein and starch, then fill the rest of the plate with raw and cooked veggies and a piece of fruit. Some weeks, I do this once or twice; other weeks, not at all. It keeps me from feeling like a slave to my own wish to eat good food. But I do make a lot of what I eat.

    1662 days ago
    great plan in place . whenever you plan you tend to be a lot more successful. recognizing the culprits as to what happened is a huge help so you have an idea of what you need to do. I sure need to learn to identify the changes I need to make too.
    1662 days ago
    Sounds like you have a great plan in place here-best to you as you implement these changes!

    1662 days ago
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