Do you believe in astrology? I read horoscopes for fun, and enjoy them, but don't live by them. I am amused when the are "on" and laugh when they are so "off". Imagine my amusement when I read recently that this past year has been a year in transition. Yeah, ya think? Let's tally. Graduation, but no job. New job opp opportunity presents itself in completely unrelated field I have never been involved in. Boyfriend isn't so much of a boyfriend anymore. I completely changed my exercise habits, adjusted my portions, and stopped emotionally eating... and I am still working on the changes to my body. That's just the major stuff. You could say this has been a year of transition, and it hasn't even been a year yet since all of this started, which means I might want to keep my eyes open for anything else that's coming.
In line with the transitions, April has been a rough month. For the most part, I focused on maintaining my weight. I backed off of the exercise due to a number of reasons, and ended up doing more yard work, house work, etc. (Hello spring cleaning and so long minor depression.) I actually am impressed that I have maintained rather easily, instead of packing on any weight. It stayed exactly where it's at. I didn't gain a pound. I always rather wondered if after all is said and done whether I could maintain. Actually I rather feared maintenance level. Apparently I can maintain without issue. Woohoo! Saturday I weigh in again, but I don't expect a gain. Maybe I will get lucky and have an unexpected loss. It is after all the first day of May, and I am really looking forward to the prospect of a new month with new beginnings.
So with new beginnings, comes a revisit to my old plan and addition of some new goals. To recap, I want to be under 145 (healthy BMI) by my one year anniversary on Spark, June 24th. So May will bring a renewal of dedication a the gym. I haven't done the turbo class in a while, and I might try adding in the Chisel class to help define my arms, but maybe I will go back to Heat, the zumba fusion class. I also want to get back to the Spice It Up class. (I have not done any of these this April.) Basically I have a few days to figure out a schedule. I want to really focus on my upper body and belly. I also want to continue to strengthen my back. I always feel better when I do back extensions on the stability ball. I don't own one of those come to think of it, I only use them at the gym. Maybe I'll buy one..
This will all help set me up for my next goal, which is to reach the low 120s by September. Now I say goal, because who knows if I can actually do 2 lbs. a week for 4 months. My track record is sometimes more, sometimes less, sometimes exactly 2 lbs. But being that I have more or less slacked this last month, my body might be ready to get back into it and respond well to the workouts. And I have to think positive because at the very least, I will certainly be closer than I am now, right?
I was trying to think of something to write on my mirror for motivation. I came up with "10 less than 134 for year 34". (August 3rd is my 34th birthday, and will be my first birthday without an obese BMI in years and years.) Kind of lame, so I need to think of more and choose the best or use multiple. But I am really excited to start fresh, post April, while on a "break" from my boyfriend, waiting for the new job to start while working a long sub job I just got until May 13, and with the very best intentions and plans in place. I know I can finish the weight loss part of my journey. It is just a matter of time. ;)
And now it's all in writing to make sure I stay true to myself. You all can kick my butt if you catch me slacking off. On to the last 40...okay, maybe 35 depending on what Saturday's scale reading says!