I have been in a funk for sometime now. A really really bad funk. Last September I seemed to lose all motivation for everything. I could not bring myself to prepping my lunches, get up before work and workout, go workout during lunch, drink water, nothing. All I wanted to do was eat junk and sit. My will power was gone. Every little hiccup drove me to the vending machine or Taco Bell.
I tried to restart in Jan (after gaining back 40 lbs) but that only lasted two weeks. Then life through a few large curve balls and back into my junk habit I went. I just craved food all the time.
At the beginning of April, things at work had finally slowed down, I was able to take lunches again. My instructor was allowing me to make up all the work I missed. I had my yearly physical and after many years with depression fighting it on my own, admitted I needed some help. And I was two weeks away from my 5K.
I had no goals for April, except to run this 5K!!!
I didn't change my eating much the first two weeks of April. But I did start my new medication. And I did begin going to the gym during lunch 4 out of 5 days.
Two weeks into April, I ran my 5K with my little sister and my husband 34:16
The next day, I spent two hours prepping my lunches for the week. That week was my turning point. Over the last two weeks, I have felt like the old me. I have been prepping my lunches and sticking to them. I have not been snacking at night. I have not been to the vending machine when things have gotten stressful. I have been drinking 8 to 12 glasses of water a day. I have gotten up and worked out at 5 am before work. I have gone to the gym 4 out of 5 days a week during lunch. I even got up at 630 this past Sat morning and ran a 5K around my neighborhood.
I have lost 7.6 lbs in the last two weeks since the 5K. First time I have been able to lose any weight since the beginning of Jan (I lost 6 lbs then and put it and more back on).
For the first time since August of 2012 I logged over 1000 fitness minutes in one month. I used to do around 1500, then I couldn't even do 250.
I HAVE REFOUND MY GROOVE
Mays goals are:
1 I have focused on just getting back into a workout routine, which has been mostly cardio, I need to get strength training back into my routine - strength training 3 times a week
2 Go to the gym at work during lunch at least 3 out of 5 days if not 4.
3 Get up and run every Sat morning if it isn't raining (sorry, I draw the line at rain
4 If we can get the registration swapped from some friends that can no longer participate - run a night 5K on 5/10
5 Continue Preparing my lunches for the week each Sunday
I start a May challenge with my Parents of Preschoolers group tomorrow.
I will be participating in the 5% Spring into Summer challenge which should start in the next couple weeks. I am going to rock this challenge like I did last Summer.
Have a Sparktastic May!!!!!!