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Summer Weight Gain (WHY)

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

I find my summer gain (so far a total of 9 pounds) to be very odd. It is usually the winter that I struggle with. So many holiday's, too cold to play outdoors, etc.
I got through winter ok this year. I was diligent and not only managed to maintain, but also to slowly ,melt off a couple more.

Summer I am never worried about. I am naturally active enough that gain never really happens when the sun is shining.
Plus sunshine really does make me happy and reduces my depression so I am more positive, energetic, and motivated.

I see problem number one.
A. The Sun has not been shining much this summer (a lot of rain) and I have also not been out in it much.
B. When it hasn't been shining it has been humid and I have not been outdoors much.
C. When it has been shining and not terrible, I have been trapped behind a desk or too tired so therefore not playing outside.
D. Dating a man who is not very good with heat so time spent together is often indoors. (working on that one)

But anyway as long as I have been keeping up with my workouts there still should not be a problem.
Heck, I have even been training to run my first 5k, weight should be melting of if at least not staying off.


I see problem number two.

A. I have been logging my minimum fitness minutes, but over the winter I was exceeding them. I was so worried about winter gain that I really pushed myself. This summer I was not worried ergo, I did not push much
B. Lately the intensity had been lacking. ONE really hard workout a weeK to train for the upcoming 5k, but aside from that they have been lackluster. And in the last couple of weeks even the ONE has lacked the required intensity because of a slight injury to may ankle (taking after JAHINTZY, I tried to sprain my ankle after tripping on a rock)

Another thing I usually have going for me is all the fresh and wonderful food available to me in the summer. Aside from the occasional cookout and beach trip I , by default, tend to eat healthier in the summer!

Problem three presents itself without much thought
A. I have been so busy and stressed, I have not been to the Farmers market.
B. My garden failed due to poor soil and too much rain so little result in home-grown produce.
C. Work stress and continued business = a lot of processed food.
D. Because I had been so busy and stresses on my time of I really over-indulged in shameless junk food, drinks, and other treats.

I own this problem.

Now I have to motivate to fix it.

Problem number four.

I seem to have misplaced my drive and motivation.
I lost it somewhere between work stress, relationship worries, and depression.

I am trying to re-gather it. I need to work on my mental attitude a bit.
Work stress is lessening a bit, I am try to communicate better with my boyfriend, and I need to get outside and enjoy my sunshine before winter comes.
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  • CARMEN327
    I put on some weight. Its been a weird and foggy summer here, too. Here's to a sunny and active fall! Hugs.
    1649 days ago
    Sounds like you have some great insights into the problems themselves. Now look at ways to safeguard yourself against these problems, and you're in business. I found this blog very helpful and motivating. Thanks for inspiring me to take an honest look at what is going on with my own weight loss program!

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    1651 days ago
    emoticon owning it is the first step as we all know :) come play outside with me?
    1652 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Stay positive and use your weight gain as your motivation!
    1652 days ago
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