Okay, so I thought I got my groove back

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I try to get some sort of routine going and then life happens and throws the whole week into a whirlwind. So each week is almost a new routine. I reached my goal of losing 60 lbs last year. But then life went crazy at the beginning of this year and I gained back 18 lbs. Now I am struggling to get back into my groove and get this weight back off. I do really good for a couple weeks, get a good flow going, and then something big happens and there goes everything. It has been such a yo-yo the past three weeks trying to get things figured out. And last weekend I crashed and burned all my recent efforts.

I really battled my emotional/stress eating at the beginning of this week. And last night I decided enough was enough. But now I am back to square one.

The main thing I have to make sure I do is prep my breakfast, snack, and lunch for work during the week. Need to work on planning dinners, but one step at a time. I have gotten back into my habit of 12 to 15 glasses of water a day. I have also had to change my mind set of if I can't get 30 mins in it isn't worth doing. I have set a goal to get at least 10 mins of something in everyday. Most days I have been able to do this. I would like to be able to get up and get that guaranteed 10 mins in first thing in the morning. But when you stay up to midnight each night doing homework, getting up sooner than 5 am hasn't work for me. My body tends to hit the snooze without waking me up. But I am really loving all the 10 min workout video's SP has to offer. I am really loving the 7 day bootcamp ones to get my ST in. I bought a cheap pedometer and try to get in at least 2500 steps at work alone. I have been walking to the restroom that is farther away. And I try to do chair exercises throughout the day. Also, while I am doing my homework, I try to take a break every hour and do some lunges, or push-ups, or jumping jacks. Just something to get the blood flowing again.

I am learned this time around, baby steps. One change at a time. Small steps add up, it may take you longer, but you will still get there. So far today, I have stuck to my planned food, drank 9 glasses of water so far, walked for 10 mins on my lunch, did some meditation after that, done some crunches in my office chair every hour or so, walked to the farther restroom, and plan to keep a great day going into the night.

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