Time to start screaming . . .
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Loudly! I weighed in this morning and I'm up another 1.6 lbs. That's up almost 6 lbs. in 11 weeks! 11 weeks ago I was at my lowest recorded weight in almost 20 years and now I'm over my "scream weight", which is 2 lbs. above my goal weight. So now I am 3.2 lbs. above goal!
Some might say, but it's only 3 lbs. over goal, no need to panic, there could be a lot of reasons for the gain, blah, blah, blah! But what I say is this is a trend that needs to stop. I loose a little, I go back below goal, and I get sloppy or lazy!
Same thing with DD#2's volleyball team, they get a big lead, they get sloppy & lazy and then they either barely win or they loose. The coach shook things up the last couple of days, so I need to shake things back up. I'm barely winning right now! (Sorry for the sports analogy & drama!)
I know I'm busy, I have a hectic schedule -- working full time, 3 busy girls and a husband that works different hours (and a lot). But I've always worked full time, my husband has always worked a lot, and I've had busy girls for over 17 years! Nothing new here.
I get sloppy & lazy! I don't plan my evening meals, I snack too much and I can't get motivated to exercise. I had the opportunity to run (or do something) Monday & Tuesday. Granted, I didn't feel very well on Monday, but I had no excuses yesterday!
There is good news . . . I still eat a healthy breakfast, I still pack my healthy lunch, I get in my freggies and my water, and I still get in 3+ days a week of exercise.
August is almost over and I didn't stick to my goals. I didn't loose 2 lbs. and I'm still not doing any type of strength training.
I am a little concerned about September. I have something going on every weekend: this weekend is DD#3's birthday, next weekend I'm going away to a wedding, the following Saturday is a volleyball tournament and the last Saturday in the month, DD#2 starts a basketball league! Plus the activities at church start back up!
We also found out last night that my dad (86 years old) has developed allergies and needs to stop cutting grass/pasture for a month, so that leaves more grass for us to cut! I was laying in bed last night thinking, how am I going to fit in exercise for myself? How am I going to do my running class on Tue/Thurs that starts in a couple of weeks? (starting to panic!)
Whew, got that off my chest! Again, I'm busy, no doubt. But there is nothing more important than my health. I have a pretty healthy lifestyle, I just need to prioritize and motivate myself!
I got this - time to shake things up! September goals:
Back to goal - loose 3.2 lbs. - first thing is no more eating after 8 pm and cut out the big bowl of yogurt every night.
Running - C25K class 2 x a week and 1 day on my own (3 days of running)
Strength Training/Cross Training - 2 x a week - something other than running - ride bikes, hike, workout DVD, something with weights (something!).
This is doable - heck, it's what I usually do! What I don't need to do is repeat last year and ignore the pounds creeping back on and find myself 11 lbs. over goal!
Time to start screaming!