My 6 Week Struggle
Sunday, August 11, 2013
I have really been struggling with eating right and working out since returning from vacation about 6 weeks ago. I did really well the first week then fell off the wagon. I was eating any where from 2500 to 3000 calories a day and not working out. I gained 6 pounds since leaving for vacation. Something needed to change. I found I was snacking a lot when I drank diet pop so I decided to go cold turkey and completely give it up. It sort of back fired. I again struggled with eating right while going through caffeine withdrawal. I was snacking again. Getting horrible headaches. Things were worse than before. During this time I was also planning my son's first birthday party. I was pretty stressed out. I wanted everything to be perfect. In the end his party went off without a hitch but at the end I was pretty tired so I broke down and had half a glass of Diet Pepsi. It was warm and flat. Since then (last Sunday) I no longer crave pop.
On a side note I would like to add that I always used to say that I was a night person. Yeah... This is completely not true. It was the caffeine I was drinking that was keeping me up. I just never realized it because I have been drinking pop for so long. Now I'm ready to go to bed by 10 when before I had a hard time getting to bed by midnight. This has helped me to completely change my routine.
After just a few days I'm already feeling so much better. I have been waking up early. If Zachary is awake I take him for a walk and if he's not I workout in the basement. When Zachary is napping I do my cleaning then workout. After dinner my husband and I take Zachary to the park to play. Then shower at night so I'm already for the morning. I have been eating better and not snacking as much anymore.
My weigh in is tomorrow so I weighed myself today to see where I'm at and I was up. But I'm not going to let it upset me because I know I'm back on track and feeling great. I figure the scale will reflect my efforts soon enough.