Well, I'm still here at least. Climbing out of the hole.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
So, back at it. I've joined a 10-week program at work. I do a weekly food discussion, check in activity for 3 days per week. Log food. Weekly weigh-in.
The best part is that it's being organized by my former trainer, whom I love. It's funny - I had been seriously considering calling her. She's no longer with my old gym (and neither am I), but is doing well. I really like working with her. I will gladly pay to continue after the program is over.
I need the outside motivation right now.
As I've been gaining, I've also been (weirdly) paying attention. (Weird -- why pay attention to eating but not STOP IT). Anyway, I've noticed that eating gives me a "bubble" -- I turn off all stress while I prepare and eat food. I know that I have to find another strategy for this, but haven't. No, it is NOT exercise. I enjoy exercise, but for other reasons.
But it's a good observation. So, I'm working on that. I'm thinking about trying reading. The only trouble with that is that when I'm in the middle of a good novel, I don't want to put it down, and then I need another novel. :D I just finished the Outlander series. Oh, my Jamie. :D I don't think I can betray him with another novel just yet . . . ;)
Things I need to do:
- plan a week of food. I'm out of the habit, esp. breakfast.
- put together my workout bag, so I can just grab it.
- get back in the Spark habit of tracking.
- drink more water.
That's a good start. Because my work schedule is not so bad this semester, I can work out after classes, without having to shower and blow dry hair and all to make it to work. I think that will work better.
Looking forward to spring activities. Farming. Getting out on the bike trail to walk, run, bike. Kayaking again. Today it was -15 at 7 a.m. Can't wait till I can complain about the heat and humidity. Now it's harder to be active. But hey, I can.
SO WHY THE HELL NOT?!!!! By gum. Here we go.