So, the last two weeks I've been out of my routine. It's slightly frustrating because it's derailed me a bit. Unfortunately, I lost my grandmother last Tuesday. That was the start of the slip backwards. I did not exercise from Tuesday through Monday. I finally went back to the gym this Tuesday, and worked out daily except for Friday. And of course, my eating habits were HORRIBLE on Friday. Breakfast wasn't too bad but lunch (Chipotle) and dinner (Burger King) - THE WORST!!! Not to mention I've gotten away from drinking at least 6 cups of water a day. It used to be I would try to drink 2 cups by 10am, 2 cups while working out, and 2 cups after working out, but now I'm barely getting the first 2 cups, unless I work out, then I'm just getting 2.
My motivation is not lost. I still have the desire to make this life change. I know that I am not perfect and things happen. It's how I get back up and continue moving on that matters the most. During the time I didn't go to the gym, I ended up losing 2 lbs. Probably mostly from stress and dealing with my loss, so when I weighed in this Friday, I had gained a pound. I wasn't surprised, but if I don't want to see that again, then I need to change right now and not let this go any further. I've lost 8lbs since January, I'm proud of my accomplishment, but I'm not done yet. I have more weight to lose and I will lose it.
I'm going to start back with the Spring Bootcamp Challenge. I've been doing SP's New YOU Challenge, for the most part of February, so I'm hoping a new challenge will help shake things up a bit. I still do the 40 minutes of cardio, 5 days a week, but I really need to focus on getting at least 5,000 steps in on Saturday and Sunday as well. That's where I have my issues, because I can literally go all day without making 3,000 steps. I'm hoping that the weather gets better because then, my daughter and I can take walks around the block and that will help me get those extra steps I'm missing.
I have a plan and I'm starting today with my last New YOU strength video and a 40 min dance video. I'm thinking of going to the mall and at least I can walk around more there with my daughter. I have to walk the talk, and not just talk it, and I WILL!
In memory of my grandmother, Evelyn Caroline Weyer 2/28/1923 - 2/25/2014
She would be so proud of me for what I've accomplished and would encourage me to finish my journey.