12 February 2012

Up and at 'em......

Since the first of the year it's been a struggle. I've had a lot of things going on at home and at school. I've felt like I've had zero time and my eating and workouts have suffered because of it. But what is that Chinese proverb, fall down 7 times get up 8, so that's what I'm doing.

Last Tuesday I got rid of my car. Since then I have been riding my bike and the bus. This has caused me to get a lot more activity then I normally do. This is good. It's a self-fulfilling prophecy type of thing. One thing starts going well and then it bleeds over into another area...and another area...and so on and so on. That's what's beginning to happen. I started getting more activity because I had no choice. Now I'm becoming pickier and pickier about what I eat. Now I want to journal to make sure I'm eating well. So things are looking up.

Last week at WW I was up like 6 lbs. I knew that wasn't real and had a lot to do with the fact that I started riding my bike. Whenever I start working out seriously, my weight goes up. It's like my body starts building muscle without letting go of the fat. My appetite also grows. I knew that I did not eat 21,000 extra calories last week so I was not concerned with the number on the scale. I knew it would balance out eventually. This week it was down 3 lbs so it's already starting to happen. But now I need to track my food to make sure I'm not overeating with the increase in activity and my appetite.

The best part of this forced activity is that I'm starting to feel really good. My energy is increasing. I'm sleeping better. My attitude is better. Everything is better. At this rate I'm going to need a dashboard scorecard to keep up with all the positive side effects.

I will tell you though, this weekend I've been tired. I watched TV and snoozed a whole lot of yesterday and today isn't looking a whole lot better.... I guess I will have to really rest on the weekends. That's what they are for...

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