Thursday, December 05, 2013
I have to admit, I was really diligent and focused for a while and managed to lose 35 lbs over the course of several months. I was proud of myself, I had worked hard for it! Then life got crazy busy- I bought a house, started panning my wedding and yet I still managed to maintain my weight for a few months. The past few months the weight has started to creep back up and I have gained about 7 lbs back :-(. My work schedule is/was about 10 hours a day unless it's game day- then it's more. I had let myself make excuses because I was busy.
I realize that I am always going to be busy - this is my normal life!! If I want a future in which I am healthy, I need to incorporate healthy habits into my normal, super busy schedule! I don't want to play the yo-yo of losing in the summer and gaining in the winter. I want to reach a healthy weight ( which means a lot more hard work in the beginning) and then maintain a consistent weight!
I officially have 177 days until my wedding, which means I have about 130 days until dress fittings. I want to leave for my honeymoon and feel confident on the beach in a bathing suit.
This means no more excusing eating crap because I am too busy to cook. If I plan ahead and put in time on the weekends, cooking healthy should be simple and easy! This also means no more making excuses for not exercising! I have a gym membership, exercise videos and internet access - I should be able to make something work.
I just have to remember that when I get to the maintenance phase in 6-9 months (which really isn't THAT long) there will be more room for treats. As long as I continue to workout, the occasional indulgence will not harm me. Don't get me wrong, during the next 6-9 months I absolutely expect to have treats, it's just that once I get to the maintenance phase they can be a it bigger and a bit more often :-)