Monday, July 08, 2013
Kicked some winter/springtime butt this year! Participated in a biggest loser type contest among family and came in second place with a weight loss of 6.87%!! It was fun and I had actually started on the getting healthier journey prior to the contest, so I was comfy in my ways of how I wanted to do it and do it right this time (see previous blog posts). Also participated in my second mud run/obstacle course and had a blast.
But then the contest was over, training was over and I figured I deserved a break and also had an injury at the same time that made my go to method of exercise (again, see previous blog post about my love-affair with my treadmill) not an option. So I jumped off the wagon. Didn't really fall off because that implies accidental. I gave myself the break from exercise and from logging my food and weight and exercise. And now here we are, two months later, about 8 pounds heavier, and I'm finding my way back to SparkPeople. In the past, once I've started down that slippery slope, I've just kept on riding it, until my clothes didn't fit again and I got frustrated and down on myself and would feel seriously unsexy! Kinda hard to keep that marriage spark alive when I can't stand to see myself naked! Why would HE want to see me naked?!?
But anyway, like I said, here I am, again, after two short months and I am happy to be back. Happy to get back to my better me. And I've realized, I didn't give myself a break by eating crap and ceasing exercise after that contest was over. It was almost as if I punished myself. And that's no good at all!
So, I'm here again and it truly does feel like home!