23 July 2011
My last weekend
of freedom. School starts on Monday and I'm really not looking forward to it. And while I have been enjoying my last few days of freedom, I'm starting to get that blobby feeling. I've been running but not much else. I've been eating okay, but too much I'm sure. I haven't done any other kind of workout in weeks now. And I'm starting to feel like a giant blob. I have the energy just not the motivation. So school starts on Monday and I plan on starting a workout routine today. I'm going to continue my running and add strength training in to the mix. I just need to do it because I feel so soft and squishy. I ran yesterday, so today I strength train. I'm going to start slowly and aim for consistency.
I watched the Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition the other day and it kind of hit home with me. This woman was almost 500 lbs. She had 2 kids (I think) and a husband who had a stroke and couldn't use the left side of his body. She had to work, take care of the kids, and her husband. Yet she managed, with a little help, to lose over 200 lbs in a year. That's amazing. Since I have none of those issues to contend with, there is no reason why I can't find time to workout regularly. I'm not asking to lose 200lbs or even 100 lbs, I just want to be consistent. So that's that I'm aiming for. I eased up on myself on the running thing and I am making progress there. So I'm going to ease up on the whole working out thing and just aim for 20-30 minutes a day, every day. Consistency - that's all.
Now, let's talk about food. I've been doing pretty well in the food department except I've been eating too much at times and the dessert in the evenings before bed. So, in the spirit of easing up and starting slow, I will keep my food intake to reasonable levels today - journal - and I will not eat dessert tonight. That's it. Maybe it's time to go back to just one day. That worked well, when I worked it. Yeah, I will. Just one day. For just one day, today, I will work out, journal my food, stay active, and not eat dessert. There - just one day.