Thursday, June 20, 2013
I feel like I've been out of touch. Even though I've been checking in, spinning the wheel, logging my nutrition and exercise, I haven't been keeping up with my Spark Friends' blogs. I definitely feel the absence.
I've hit sort of a weird phase. I'm not necessarily unmotivated, but starting at the end of last week I felt like I hit a brick wall physically. All of a sudden, my exercising became more difficult. I'm pushing harder than I have just a week or two ago to do the same stuff. It's almost as if I've regressed physically. I also have found myself fantasizing about food quite a lot! This week my weight has gone down by quite a bit, even so. I haven't logged it yet, since I don't do official weigh in's until Saturday. I'm wondering if some weird physiological thing has been switched on/off somehow. I feel really worn down for no discernible reason.
This week, I bought myself a new pair of shorts. They are in a regular size 16 (as opposed to 16W). They fit! Hooray! When I first put them on, they felt a little small as I pulled them up my legs. I started to get a sinking feeling as I reached for the waist in order to begin buttoning and zipping. I thought it was going to be a struggle to do it but it wasn't. Everything was fine. There's no loose wiggle room and they wouldn't fit if I gained even a tiny bit, but they are denim so perhaps they will loosen up. The thing is, they aren't tight. I could even wear them without a longer shirt that hides my muffin top and pooch areas. So hooray for new summer shorts that will go with any summer shirt!
This Saturday, my daughter leaves to go visit my ex-husband in Atlanta for the summer (until August). This always makes me incredibly sad for a few days until I adjust to the freedom of it. I always miss her terribly but it will be nice to not have to ride herd for a bit. I'll visit her in July and take her to the aquarium in Atlanta. Outside of that, I'll use this next month and a half to devote myself to exercise while I still can before school starts back up and life gets hectic.
My favorite fitspo from the past week: