Total and Complete Meltdown
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Hello, Spark Friends.
I have to admit -- I have been in a total SLUMP! I wanted to eat right; I wanted to get up and exercise and would think about it the night before and get excited. But, I just could not do it. When the alarm went off at 4:00 a.m., I would think, I just can't, I just won't, I only want to lie here where I am so comfortable and read my book or maybe sleep a little more.
So I didn't. And, then I had a week of technical training and the food was catered and it was great and I gained 5 POUNDS! My jeans were feeling tight, my elimination became difficult, didn't sleep as well, felt depressed, couldn't sit down without an ugly roll of fat cramping my breathing. OH, IT'S BEEN AWFUL!
So, I thought, this has to stop. Wouldn't everybody prefer to lie another hour in bed? SURE! But I want something different! And I recommitted to eating well and exercising every day. Starting this past Sunday, I have done 45 minutes of cardio with weights (I use a lot of the Firm videos), walked 7,500 steps per day, eaten between 1200 and 1500 cal per day, attended my yoga class last night for the first time in 6 weeks! and I'm going to yoga tonight and finishing up with a 15 min meditation. This is Day 5 of my new streak - consistency and perseverance will always work!
And OMG! I feel SO MUCH BETTER! My jeans have loosened up and I'm no longer uncomfortable sitting down, elimination has returned to easy and regular, skin is brighter and have so much more energy.
Who knew? Spark folks knew and I will be forever appreciative of all the encouragement and support I've received from Friends. Thank you ALL!