Hi all! I have been thinking of how I wanted to write my next blog for a couple days. I've had a lot on my mind and I think I am going to just go with the straight forward touching base approach.
First of all, the office is the office. There was some more office drama. Everyday I am trying to figure out how to deal with it. I will most likely stay and just deal with it. Learning there is no easy button to life. The sooner I learn this the better. Sounds like I am being tough on myself but it's part of being an adult. To help me with the stuff at work, I put the photo below on my phone to see everyday. I think I am going to clean and reorganize my desk which may include moving my screen so nosy co-worker can't watch me! Bwahaha!
Next, I have been thinking A LOT about my gained weight and where I want to take my health and fitness. I think I am going to go a different approach than I originally used when I lost 100 pounds. It's different this time with a full time job, boyfriend, and so on. Anyhow, I think I am going to let go of my attachment of the scale and go with working toward a healthy lifestyle.
That brings me to the other thought. I am done with being guilty about eating food. In the last few weeks, I have noticed I have a lot of should or should not eat. And why should I not eat these foods? Isn't a healthy lifestyle eating in moderation? I want to focus on that from now on.
With this different approach, not focusing on weight loss, and focusing on living a healthy lifestyle. This does mean the weight will come off slowly because I am not going to be feel bad about eating pizza, a cookie or indulging in food. I want to live life to the fullest and I don't want to feel guilty anymore. With the thought of it coming off slowly, I think I want to aim for a two pound loss each month which means I would lose 24 pounds in a year, most of the weight I gained.
Also, I wanted to share that I am making progress with getting back to who I was, who I am. I ran 2.5 miles yesterday with slight hip tension. It felt great to see that distance again. Maybe I can work back up to 3 miles again by the end of December. It has really been bothering me and it's good to see my running is getting back to normal after working at it. If I can get it back 3 miles by end of December, I could train for a half marathon!
Besides getting my running up 3 miles again, I have also been working on working out 4 times a week. That has been consistent for the most part. I think I am going to try to workout Monday-Friday in the morning, walk at lunch, and lift in the evenings. Sounds like a lot but I think it would keep my stress (and emotional eating) in check. At the very least I want to eat healthy and exercise more!