Friday, November 29, 2013
As some of you may already know, I have been on a hiatus from "Sparkpeople". This is not by choice that is for sure. The Challenge I have joined need me to track my food on a different site and it is too hard to do both.
With the extended weekend from work, I wanted to touch base with all my favorite people here on Sparkpeople and any new beginners as well and share my story.
I joined a Get Fit Body Challenge with my local community center. This is an 8 week challenge. We meet as a group with a personal trainer once a week and she gives us a strength routine and we are to do this routine 3 times during a week along with our cardio 3-4 times a week at minimum. We submit our food log (tracked on myfitnesspal-not liking that part) once a week and it is analyzed and criticized to benefit you on your weight loss/get fit journey.
I happened to be a bit bull headed with the suggestions and the devil found the opportunity and jumped on my back and ranted in my ear. I ate all wrong and did not write it down and really was only doing the work but not doing the food. Not a good place to be. Nutrition guy was pushing protein and veggies and telling me to back off fruit and did not like that I ate air-popped popcorn and OMG!!! I just wanted to SCREAM!!!! Well I decided I need to quit sabotaging myself and just do what I can and use what info from them I feel will work for me. I try to build my meals around protein, then veges. I limit my carbs and even my fruit. I write every thing down even if HE ain't gonna like it.
I have lost 4 pounds since this journey and we do our measurements, for the first time since our first day, on Monday, so this should prove to be interesting.
I really needed to do something. I was in a deep slump, due to an issue in my lower back and other issues and like I said the "Devil" climbed on board and took hold and was not letting go.
We all struggle with different things on a daily basis. What we do with these struggles as they come to us, is what makes us who we are. These have been my struggles and I was heading back up on the scale or maintaining and personally I did not want to lose my momentum, so found a way to get it back. With the Holidays coming, I decided this would be the kick I needed.
I certainly appreciate all my friends here, that have kept in touch while I been moving along on my journey and look forward to being back on a regular basis.
Whatever struggle you encounter, keep fighting and you will get through and conquer!
Love n hugs!