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Friday, February 19, 2016

Baby Steps - once again

I had a successful week on the scale, lost 3.2 lbs.  That is great and all, but I have a lot of room for improvement.  I was not perfect 4 out of the 7 days... so that tells you how bad I was previously eating.

I did get work-outs in, which is great.  I am doing a Jillian Michael 30 day work out - but not making myself do it every day as I still need to get to the gym (to get my discount) and need rest time too.  So I'm trying not to obsess like I normally do because then I get burnt out.  What I am doing is counting the days for the video - so that I move on each 10 days to the 'next' video in this series.  This is a huge change for me.

Food though, UGH.  This new WW plan is so hard for me and I'm not sure why.  It's just so challenging.  Seems like some people are having no problem, but not me.  I must really hate change that much (I don't but this change seems so extreme).  I'm going to sound like a broken record, but WW really should have eased into this sugar counting instead of going balls to the walls.  Treats feel like they are just not part of the plan and not allowed... whereas before they were manageable to fit in if you were careful.  Oh well, nothing I can do about it.

I will say, even though I wasn't perfect this week - I sure felt better than I have in a while.  So that's great and that helps me stay motivated.

This weekend/week will be a bit challenging for me as we're going away.  I am not bringing food so I'm really going to have to watch portion size.  Pretty sure I'm either going to fail or be starving... I've got a 50/50 chance.  I am going to have to be super diligent once we get back Sunday.  If I do that, I should be fine.

Next week, I will continue to work out and track.  I don't really have a choice if what I really want is to feel better.

Have a great week everyone!!!

I can't wait until I'm Healthfully Ever After!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Working on Changing My Mind

Wow getting back on track is so much harder than I ever imagined it would be.  I need to get the negativity out of my mind... but it's so hard.  Over the last week I've been more than miserable and may have actually hit rock bottom.  I don't want to jinx it, but I feel like my mind may be changing.

I have been keeping up with getting my 8 times in at the gym this whole time, but was doing nothing more than that.  Wasn't tracking - well maybe a day or so I'd track and then I'd quit.

This week I went to the gym twice and I worked out at home.  I bought a new video to work out to.  It's a beginner video from Jillian Michaels.  It's same 30 day shred concept, but it's low impact.  You do three different work outs, each work out is done for 10 days and then you move to the next level (work out).  I can do this!  I've done her videos before.

Why am I doing this video?  Because I saw a picture of a woman who did this recently and there was a significant change in her body.  So I said, what the hell... these videos are under 30 minutes (the first 10 days is 22 minutes I think, then they increase each week but nothing is over 30).

The is definitely low impact and that makes me sad because that was even a bit challenging for me right now.  But hell, I haven't done anything strenuous in about a year.  So baby steps it is and I can't be sad, I need to be happy I'm doing something for myself.

I also have to continue to go to the gym.  I need to get my $20 a month back so I have to go 8 times.  I figure doing this video may get me back into cardio classes at the gym.  I used to love them, I need to love them again.

I'm also recommitting to tracking.  I need to see what I'm capable of.  When I'm focused on losing weight, I do not have a hard time doing it.  But keeping that focus is hard to do.  So here's to a challenging yet rewarding week!

I can do this.

I can't wait until I'm Healthfully Ever After!