Hitting a wall, FitBit challenge update
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Hi guys. Sorry I haven't written an update in a while. I had no internet and then I did but my new position at work really saps my energy. I really love it but creatively it takes a lot more out of me than my other position. That in itself has been a challenge because I'm tired and sometimes don't prepare my snacks or plan for dinner.
Good news first...I've lost 25 pounds!!!! My clothes finally fit better and my face even looks thinner to me. Woot.
However, I've hit a wall physically and maybe mentally. I've been so exhausted last and this week. According to Spark I've got a 20-week exercise streak. I can honestly say until last week there was not a week I wasn't motivated. I've loved every minute of my exercise. It's been fun.
I don't know what happened. I don't know if I'm just worn out with my new job. I don't know if I'm bored. I don't know if I'm depressed. I don't know if I'm fatigued. I don't know if it's the cold weather. I just don't know and have no idea what I'm going to do at this point.
I've managed to stay on track with this FitBit challenge at work. I've finished in the top 10 every single week but I'll be glad when it's over next week so I can move on to something else. I'll keep aiming for 10,000 steps but I want to start swimming and doing more weight training. It's hard when you have to focus on just one type of exercise. Maybe that's my problem.
People have been dropping out of the competition like flies either because of injuries or loss of motivation. One woman was even literally knocked out of the competition. She was going for a walk during her lunch break and she was crossing a side street. Some crazy lady with no driver's licence and an oxygen tank plowed into her. Gave her a concussion and broke her leg. So terrible!
I'm looking forward to the holidays but realized it's going to be a real challenge to lose weight. It's not the food but the booze. I come from a boozy family and I have boozy friends. I mean nobody gets belligerently drunk but alcohol is a part of most of our celebrations. It only takes a few drinks to throw me off course and I'm terrible at abstaining in festive environments. Wish me luck in resisting.
I'm going to post another blog with a few photos from my walks. (Did I mention taking photos during my walks has become a new hobby?)