21 March 2016

Okay, time to kick things up a notch

I've been working with my nutrition coach for 11 weeks and really haven't lost that much weight. But, I'm not upset because I have learned a lot about myself in the process. I am basically breaking 56 years of habit so I expect it to go slowly. The thing is, I think I've got it mostly figured out so this week, while I'm home, I'm going to give it a real shot. So what does that mean exactly?

Well, hitting my macros. My macros are currently set at 165g protein, 160g carbs, and 60g fat. I rarely hit them exactly. Rarely. But this week I'm going to make an all out effort to do just that. I went to Costco yesterday and got chicken breast, lean ground beef, and shrimp. All lean sources of protein to eat. I am home so I'm going to take time to make my food everyday. If I find things I really like, I can do some food prep for the week.

Next is workouts. I did not do much of anything last week in terms of working out. Part of it was the start of spring break, being busy with all kinds of nonsense, and the emotional roller coaster that was last week. It was a tough week in many ways. I know I didn't get my exercise in, but I also did not just sleep on the couch like I really wanted to. So in terms of workouts I plan to go to Crossfit like 3 times this week. I was planning to go today but woke up to really sore legs from 16.4. They were really sore yesterday and I had hoped they'd be better today. Not so much. So I think 1 more rest day will suffice. Although today will not really be a rest day. I have some major housecleaning to do. The realtor is coming over tomorrow to look over the house and discuss the selling of this beast. I want the place to look presentable and right now it is not. So I will be working my butt off all day today and tomorrow to make sure it looks good. I'm going to use this cleanup to start purging things also. We have lots and lots of crap that we don't use and I think we can safely get rid of some of this stuff. So purging and cleaning will be the mantra for the next 2 days. It will be good. I was watching Hoarders and the psychologist said, that physical things - possessions -block emotional things. So it is time to divest ourselves of all the physical blocks we have.

This move is so exciting and so scary. I know myself and I know as we get closer I'm going to start second guessing this whole thing. I just have to remember that we did not jump into this without a lot of thought. When we moved here there was no thought and no real planning. We decided to go and 3 weeks later we were here. At least this move involves more careful consideration, planning, preparation, and forethought. It is so exciting and so freaking scary. Ugh!!! It will be good though. I know it. It is time to move on.

And for the last few years we have not been moving in a positive motion. We have been kind of stuck. Part of it is our as*hole neighbors. Part of it is ourselves. We let ourselves fall into this rut and we can't seem to get out of it. Well, this will get us out of it, that's for sure. So I am more than ready to move on.

Okay, enough navel gazing. I need to get the bird food ready, make my own breakfast and get this party started. I'm anxious to get the purging started.

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