Wednesday, July 17, 2013
So, we went to Italy for 2 weeks in May and I ate a ton of pasta and drank wine at almost every meal. And yes, I put on some pounds. Since then, I have been better about the food, and even started exercising - at least when there wasn't some weird health issues going on - and I can't seem to start the scale in a downward direction. I fear that this is some self-fulfilling prophecy that I am convinced that now that I am 40, I have to starve myself and do hours of cardio at the gym to lose the weight.
Yesterday, I had time to go to the gym, but didn't, because it was inconvenient (and well, really hot). So, why was I surprised that the numbers had gone up on the scale this morning?
Looking back on my blog posts, I really think that I need to establish a plan of action and to stick with it. No plan = failure. And I also think a bad plan = failure. So, really, I need to get my act together and start focusing on things I need, like intense cardio and strength training to assist my metabolism. Sounds daunting. Feels daunting.
So, the heart of the matter is that there are other things in the world that are also stressing me out and I am thinking that extra stress is affecting my ability to focus and lose this weight. Guess I need to deal with that as well.
So, here's the plan. I have no free time today thanks to work and an evening meeting. Tomorrow I will go to the gym. I have already emailed that happy hour is off for me. There is a strength/cardio class at 6:30 at the gym and I am headed there.
Friday there is a happy hour. Work related. I went last time - even organized this one. But, it would be better for me if I worked out instead and there is a class at 5:30. Would I feel better after a couple of beers? Maybe. Would I feel great after a workout? Absolutely. So, it's on the calendar. If I want to change my mind, I will commit to going to the gym on Friday and showering.
Putting my head down and focusing.