Monday, July 15, 2013
It's Monday and I am procrastinating a bit. The trip back to visit my bf's friends and family over the 4th of July went well. I did not meet my weight goal of 124, but did get down to 126. I felt pretty comfortable at that weight, even in a bikini, but it's still not where I want to be. Not surprisingly, after a week of a lot of social eating and drinking, my weight is back up to 128, which definitely makes me feel...swollen. It's funny how two pounds can do that.
I've decided it's time to really get serious about tracking calories and staying within my range, particularly because of my shoulder injury and possible surgery - which has really impacted how much working out I can do. It's been really frustrating, but I decided that it's better to just give the crossfit and boot camp a break for now and go to the gym on my own to do exercises that are safe for my shoulder without feeling pressured or tempted to do something I probably shouldn't. And I can focus on interval training on the treadmill and/or outside while running the dogs. It's not at all what I want to be doing, but the reality is that my shoulder won't get better if I continue to aggravate it, and it may in fact get worse and require surgery, so as much as it pains me, I just have to figure out how to maintain some level of fitness and not gain weight while I wait for it to heal.
So today it's 2.5 hours of Ultimate Frisbee, which should burn 1200 - 1800 calories, or thereabouts. That should be a good kick-start to re-losing the 2 pounds I just gained back. I've also decided to omit sugar (added sugar) from my diet during the work-week, and alcohol. And I will keep within my calorie range, eating mostly Paleo, with the exception of plain yogurt. It will be hard, but I know I will be healthier for it, and happier when I don't feel self-conscious about how I look. Plus, I miss my abs.
Spark On, People.