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Getting into the groove for 2009

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

So I didn't start off the year with a bang...

Things got kinda crazy when the snow hit (we've had between 74"-78" since December 15th). I could no longer drive my car to work because it doesn't have a high enough ground clearance to drive over the berms, so I've had to rely on others to deliver me to and from work. This has totally messed up my schedule and I'm finally coming to terms with it.

I was on an 87 day exercise streak, and fell off it. My exercise since then has been sporadic at best, however I do count snow shoveling as one of my exercises. Or at least I did, until we got our little electric snow-blower, which the BF uses every day to clear out the driveway.

I started snacking on all the holiday goodies & chocolates, EVERY DAY! Even today I had a few too many. I've managed to continue to eat healthy meals, but the snacking has been killing me!

I stopped logging my food & exercise. Why? Because I do my sparking at work, and it's been too busy for me to get everything logged. And I usually can't do it at home because I can't seem to get the computer away from the BF and his fantasy sports leagues. He will sit on the computer for an hour, then complain if I'm on it for more than 10 minutes. Actually, he starts to complain the second I walk into the office, saying things like "Oh great, there goes 2 hours...". And I have never, NOT ONCE, been on the home computer for 2 hours straight, so I don't know where that is coming from.

All in all, I didn't do too bad over the last 2 1/2 weeks though. I stayed in the same weight range, going up and down the same 2 lbs for the last 2 weeks. I was fairly active, even if I didn't do a lot of structured exercise (walking, heavy cleaning, shopping, shoveling, walking, taking down the Christmas tree, walking...). So it could have been worse. But I feel worn out, my body can definitely tell that I have changed my routine.

But today is my day to get back on track with the things that are important to me. Today I logged all my food (even if it did put me over on my calories for the day). I did my exercise - 30 Day Shred with Jillian - and logged it. I tried to keep up with my teams too. And I decided to post this blog. So those are my positives for today.

Tomorrow I'm going to set my alarm to get up a little bit earlier and try to Shred before work. I'm bad about hitting the snooze button, so we'll see if I'm successfull at getting out of bed. Right now I'm determined, but I know that in the morning I might tell myself "I'll do it tonight instead"... We'll see what happens.
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    HI :).

    I think winter has thrown everyone off of their schedule! It is my personal beliefe humans should hibernate during the winter, LOL.

    I think for even being off track you have done very well! Snow shoveling burns a lot of calories, and like you, I have to do it on a daily basis as well. It also great that you have maintained your weight! That shows you are not too far off. I agree with how a body reacts when the schedule is thrown off, you feel totally wiped out! I have faith that you will pull through this tough spot and blast away some more calories and pounds! :) Especially once warm weather starts to come around again. I am always over joyed when I see the green grass poking through the snow, it means I have survived another long dreary winter! We have about another 3 months before that happens, not sure how long it is for you, but I know you will make it through!

    Keep me updated on how you are doing with getting back on track, :).

    3421 days ago
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