Monday, January 06, 2014

So I've been really bad about keeping my "weekly" checkin blog going. That is also a pretty good indication of how good my comitment to my program has been as well. I definately back slid over the holidays. With my stress at work over after my week 16 blog, I really relaxed on absolutely everything. I barely made it to the gym. I ate a lot of sweets and goodies, and basically anything I wanted. That's the bad news. The good news is that I didn't really gain weight. I'm still floating between those magice 182 to 185 numbers on my scale that I was bouncing back and forth between for so many months before my "break"
Now that the holidays are over and we are getting back into routine, I'm needing to get back into routine as well.

Part of what threw me off was a change in activity schedules. My son started wrestling season. My routine prior was to come home from work, cook dinner and eat before going to the gym. My gym is right across the street from my son's HS. So he's not home when I get home and practice doesn't get out until 6:30, which is the time I'm usualy finishing up dinner and getting ready to go to the gym. I haven't really figured out the best course of action. I don't want to make two trips to pick him up and then go back to the gym. I could go to the gym earlier, but I'm usually starving when I get home from work. But maybe having a quick snack and cooking dinner after my son is done with practice might be the best bet. I could also consider doing the daily doubles of getting up early in the morning for a work out and doing a shorter one in the evening too. I do hate to get up early though. I'll figure it out soon. I need to just do something and stop thinking about it. I have a problem with thinking but not doing.

Also with the return of wrestling season comes long days in the bleachers and weekend trips out of town. Last year I started packing healthy snacks and lunches to go in a cooler with us to the meets. My son has to watch his weight for his matches so this works well for him too. I just haven't had much time to plan for that. Also being that I don't have a smart phone, when I'm out of town I miss my nutrition tracking. That makes it easier to over eat. I also need to come up with a go to "away from the gym" workout.

So now I've lined out my challenges, here is my plan:
1. get back to regular workouts- go in the morning if I have too.
2. Plan ahead and pack healthy foods for wrestling meets
3. Develop a traveling workout routnine that can be done anywhere, and then do it!
4. Do my weekly checkin blog on SP!
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