Thursday, December 26, 2013
Oh, my, how the mighty have fallen.
What happened to me this month? I guess my incredibly busy schedule just caught up with me. My final project for my masters grants class was due halfway through the month and I was so focused on that, and so tired of the gym job (where multiple shifts I had to stay multiple extra hours because I'm a sucker and my relief called in...) that I just couldn't face sticking around there to work out afterwards, even when I did have the time (which seemed to be rare with a destination wedding and all of the holiday events and such!)
My eating hasn't been terrible, but I haven't been tracking, either, and I definitely don't think I've been drinking enough water. Back to the basics, I guess!
So, like it will be for most everyone, I am sure, January will be a time to focus on re-connecting with my motivation and healthy routine. Much of my lack of success this month can be directly attributed to me not planning ahead well enough. Many times I found myself without healthy food in the house. Many times I ended up "grabbing something quick" because I hadn't planned ahead for snacks. I let myself get too hungry instead of keeping the furnace going on low. I drank too much. I ate too many sweets.
On Christmas day I managed to avoid dessert and didn't actually eat all that much (and we had a lot of vegetable dishes) so there is still a part of me that is making better decisions than I might have long ago. I am happy at least that I don't seem to have gained much back, but I don't have any hope of hitting 137 by New Year's, which I was sure I would.
Right now I don't have any specific weight or exercise goals other than to get back into losing mode instead of maintenance, and to do more than just walking (I have been averaging maybe 5,000-6,000 steps which is OK but definitely not great).
Hope everyone has a wonderful NYE! Here's to a re-Spark for 2014!