Magically Lost 5+ Pounds
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Actually, It's more like 7 pounds, and it really wasn't magical. I'm just not retaining water anymore. Anyway, that taught me two valuable lessons: Ride out low points due to the hormonal blahs and don't freak out when weight fluctuates. Number 1 made number 2 very difficult this go round, but I hadn't been so high in weight in ages. O.K. months and I haven't had such a dreadful T.O.M. in a very long time. I had to take pain meds for like three days straight.
But that is over and this week, the eating is back to "normal," and I am drinking water regularly. The veggie challenge didn't quite stick, but I eat more fruits and vegetables than before, so I'll take that win. When I get paid again, I'm going to buy more fresh produce and invest in big frozen bags of veggies and maybe fruit.
I also did make it to the gym today for two hours, but realized I was too tired to life weights or do situps, so I lifted for about 10 minutes and did cardio. I stretched for like 15 minutes, which is long for me, but I was wussing out towards the end. Now, I feel like I ran a marathon. Tomorrow, I'll shoot for thirty minutes of arms and twenty of core work. I'm sure by next week, I'll be doing my normal routine. However, I can't wait to walk-jog again. That may be my treat on weekends until the weather gets dreadful.
I did most of my goals for today, but I didn't manage to do random acts of kindness. Well, maybe two if giving advice and lifting other people's spirits count.
So, it looks like I'm off to bed early. Sheesh.