It’s been a long time since my last post. I am pretty much settled into my new job, and i’m all moved into my new apartment. Its been a very difficult transition. I was having a terrible time getting a workout routine together, and the office is filled with some awful temptations food-wise. BUT I’m very proud to say that I never fell of the wagon, no matter how bumpy the ride was for the past month. I’ve continued to have a loss each week, even though the losing has slowed considerably ( was at 1.5-2.5 pounds a week, now 0.5 pounds the last three weeks). However, I am fully attributing this to a lack of self control with so many sweets around me at the office AND the fact that i’m not in the workout routine. I have to be at work at 6:30 am, so it’s been quite an adjustment to sleeping early enough to not be totally exhausted all day long. Theres no way I can get myself to the gym in the evening after working all day on only 4-5 hours of sleep. And that’s what’s been happening! I was not used to trying to sleep around 10 p… I’ve been a night owl all through college, going to sleep at midnight or even later.
I’m starting to get used to it, and I’m finding work out classes that fit in the schedule in the evenings. Also, my roommate joined 24 hour fitness too, which is just great. We can motivate each other YES!!
Here are a few of my posts from the 20’s weekly chat from the last few weeks (celebrations and rants, its important to track the thoughts through the ups and downs!!):
2/15/10: i’m super bummed right now!! I ate crappy yesterday and the scale yelled at me for it this morning. And today i didn’t have time to work out… again. I need to make working out a priority…. I am going to push myself to work out 4-5 times a week solid for the next month. plus i have a 5k on saturday!!! i don’t feel completely ready, but i’m ready enough that hopefully it will go okay.
2/18/10: Hello girls!!! I’m still here i promise… so busy, but that’s no excuse. I stayed on plan allllll day today. No donuts, no pizza, no vending machines. The office is so unhealthy!! i have to take it one day at a time. But i just made delicious avacado chicken for dinner and i’m totally satisfied And sadly my 5K this weekend is postponed until march 6th because it might rain… but thats ok, i have 2 extra weeks of training!!
2/11/10: good morning ladies!!! today i’m bringing a healthy lunch to work, and i’m determined to work out too. I’m so close to my mini goal of 169 that i can taste it!! lol. Hopefully that will motivate me today. Scale said 172 this morning, which matches my lowest yet!
so today after work i went and got a manicure instead of goign to the gym. today was payday so i decided to do something special for myself. i should have gone to the gym tho. bleh. i’ll def go tomorrow, even though its a friday. i’ll force myself since i didnt go today. or i’ll go running… either way. my nails look pretty tho!! and i made chicken and broccoli for dinner, so i’m doin ok.
2/4/10: yesterday it was chinese food. today it was girls scout cookies… and tomorrow there’s gonna be pizza. This whole job things is wreaking havoc on my weight loss plans. today i went to work at 6:30 and didn’t leave the office until after 5:30… and by then i was soooo exhausted that i could not even think about working out. dam you thin mints!!! i’m scared to step on the scale tomorrow… it’s not going to be good…. UGHH. I’m somewhat disgusted with myself… I’ve been hovering at 172.5 or 173 for the past week or so…. and the only reason i haven’t gained is because i’ve been moving and unpacking and climbing stairs a lot, and not going too overboard on the calories. but i haven’t worked out in a weeek!!! i don’t know what to do…. i think i’m going to go out dancing tomorrow night… and drinking lol. and i think i should go on a nice sunday run before the superbowl. and prepare myself for the gym after work next week, and force myself to go regardless of how tired i am. even if i take a nap in my car before heading into the gym. lol that’s super lame, but i know if i go to my apartment, i won’t leave again!!!! i’m tirrrrred