Updates & Goals for the Summer
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
It's been a while since I've been active on Spark. The summer caused pretty much a complete halt in my exercise schedule. In the winter months I have plenty of time to dedicate to my workout plan, since my business partner/boyfriend travels south for the winter to continue working. He is an entertainer that does a lot of street performing, and the winters in Chicago don't allow for much of that to happen. But in the summer he returns and we work together on the weekends, doing performances across the country. Along with other summer activies that I'm involved in, it creates many scheduling issues for working out and throws my eating plan almost right out of the window.
This summer was an interesting experiment for me. I knew that getting in a workout would be tough, but I told myself that "you can at least focus on your food intake". So even if I didn't work out, I made sure to be conscious of what I was eating, when I was eating and how much I was eating. I'm proud to say that, since August, I have not done any workout what so ever and have only gained about 2 to 3 pounds since my last official weigh-in. I noticed a fluctuation of about 5 pounds from week-to-week, but that was usually due to water retention based on how much sodium intake I had that day.
So as a recap...I finally made the decision to change my life and my health in March of 2011. This included a full workout schedule of cardio three times a week and weight training three times a week, and a dramatic change in eating habits (I didn't eat enough nor at the right times, and when I did eat it was improper portions). By August of 2011, I lost 25 pounds. Summer has come and gone, with no exercise, and I've only gained back approximately 3 pounds just by keeping the healthier eating habits going. I am ecstatic!
Now it's time to get back into the swing of things. I've recently starting back on my original workout schedule. It is my goal to lose another 25 to 30 pounds by this coming August. Seeing my results so far, I am feeling very confident that I can reach my goal.