Thursday, August 15, 2013
"Imagine looking at your reflection on the day you reach your goal weight. How does it make you feel? Spend 30 seconds reveling in that feeling—and then go out and conquer your goals to make it a reality!"
I feel great knowing that I accomplished something - that it was not easy, but I stuck with it and did it! I might be a little fearful of losing it...so I will have to remind myself that if I have what it takes to get to this weight, I certainly have what it takes to stay there. Hopefully after doing maintenance for a while it will be easy to stay at my goal weight this time without having to do detailed monitoring of my food intake anymore, and I'll keep a better eye on things and act when my weight starts to go up a lot sooner than I did this time around. (Staying organized at work will help with that.) Of course, that will be thrown off when I get pregnant with our second child, but at least I'll know that I can indeed lose the "baby fat" again after and do NOT have to be stuck with extra weight on my body postpartum just because I had a baby. I am not a victim of some biological fact--even if losing the weight is a little harder now than it was before I had a baby (calorie restriction alone hasn't been enough -- I've had to actually work out, imagine that!), that doesn't mean I can't lose the weight. I just have to adjust my approach to the new realities in my life and find out how to get 'er done!
I forgot to weigh in on Tuesday and Wednesday, and was so surprised to find out this morning that I am actually ahead of schedule in terms of my weight loss! I was 141.6 this morning -- my mini-goal had been to be 142.9 next Monday, and I didn't think I'd get to the point I am until about August 29 (2 weeks from today)! Now, part of this is because I ended up skipping the evening snack I'd planned for Tuesday, and yesterday I didn't track my food but kind of skimped (not entirely -- I DID eat the chocolate chip muffin Mom brought me...I've been avoiding them because they don't have much value for their calorie count, but I saved it to have for lunch instead of eating it as a high-calorie snack). This means I haven't entirely met my nutrient goals the last couple days, but that's OK as long as I get back to it. A couple days off tracking here and there does not flush the plan down the drain.
I did not work out yesterday as I focused on other things while my parents watched Joshua (plus that whole thing of feel self-conscious about working out if others may see me). I did carry boxes back up to the living room and put books back on the shelves, so it wasn't an activity-less day, and I did get warm here and there. Today I took the workouts I normally would have done yesterday and added them to today. No cardio had been planned for today, so it's not like this move was forcing me to push through an extra-long session (which would not be good), and the strength exercises were for a different part of my body than was planned for today and tomorrow. This meant today I did cardio and strengthened my core and lower body, where originally I was only originally scheduled to do my lower body today and no cardio. Tomorrow I'm scheduled for upper body and cardio; Saturday there is more cardio and back to the core (which will have had its recovery time by then). A zoo trip is also planned for Saturday so we'll see how that goes. Sunday is rest day...minus the minor workout I'll get setting up and taking down the chairs and being active with the kindergarten Sunday school class.
Off I go :)!