Reflecting on the last three months
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Well it is almost 3:30 am and I can't sleep. The last three months I have had some ups and a lot of downs. I have been cross-training in another department and my physical activity has not been the same. I have gained a pound a week instead of losing or maintaining.
What hasn't been good: I was put on anxiety medication back in April. Between that and pre-menopause hot flashes I don't sleep well. In turn I sleep later and don't get my morning workouts in. I have been eating out more and not making very good food choices.
What has gone good: My son graduated. This greatly reduced my stress and the doctor is weaning me off of the anxiety medication. I still manage to walk 4-5 miles a day.
Changes I need to make: Find something to help with night sweats so I can sleep better. Start getting up earlier to get in workout before work. Make better choices eating out.
Next month (September) I go back to my regular department which requires more walking and much heavier lifting. This combined with the changes listed above should get me headed back in the right direction.