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August: #Back on Track

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Do you wonder why after being in my new place for two months, why I suddenly decided I need internet. Basically, it comes down to Sparkpeople. Beyond missing the many friendships I have here, I realize I need to log in everyday and if nothing else spin the points wheel. Even if I am not tracking food or fitness on here, it helps me stay health conscience.

So, here I am. In the last year, I have gained 17 pounds. I now weigh around 176. 176 really isn't a bad number. But what is not a good number for me is how I gained weight back after reaching my goal weight. To me, it confirming my worse fear... gaining it back. It is like I blinked and it was back.

I am not writing this to shame myself. This is not a public flogging. It is what it is. I can accept it or I cannot. I am choosing to do better at losing weight and getting my fitness back on track.

Just a few days ago, I went for a walk. It was a 3 mile walk. Considering my past fitness accomplishments (completing three half marathons), it should have been easy. It wasn't. It really gave me a reality check of 1. how out of shape I am and 2. to not take my fitness for granted. One really does need to work on it every, single, day.

For the month of August, I want to get back on track. This is really where an elaborate plan would come in the past. But, let's be real, simple is much easier. Basically, I am tracking food and trying to work out everyday. It helps alot that my bf also has those same goals. We both have gotten out of shape - unrelated to each other.

I really hope by Labor Day weekend I will have some weight loss to report back... perhaps 4-6? Staying in the 160 range would be awesome. Or even saying working out everyday is habit would be awesome! Here's to choose being fit and strong once again without berating myself. emoticon
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