Sunday, August 28, 2011

The honeymoon is over

Vacation has ended and my recover period of readjusting to normal life definitely had to be over too.  Oddly enough, I think I am ready.  While I totally enjoyed eating whatever I wanted, when I wanted...and indulging in more wine than normal, I knew it wasn't helping my cause and it has felt good to get back in a routine these last couple of days.  Hardest part, I am totally out of habit it now with tracking and regularly exercising.  Soooo....you gotta start somewhere, right?

Yesterday morning, I tracked my breakfast, nearly killed myself ran for 30 minutes, went back out for a jog walk with boys, and then tracked my lunch.  Logged about 4 miles today so not a bad way to get back into the swing of things!  Am anxious to get to a ww meeting and see what the scale shows.  I was NOT good for dinner last night, but hey, that's what the extra points are for, right? :)  And it was worth it to catch up with an old friend!  Have to be able to live a little or else this will be something I will not be able to stick to.

Which has me thinking, how do you ensure this you are making a lifestyle change, and not just a "diet" to drop the pounds?  I mean, after all, about 8 years ago, I did ww and lost a lot of weight, but somehow never actually hit goal and became lifetime.  And obviously gained all the weight back AND THEN SOME (ahem...).  I think I am about 12lbs away from what would be the top of the range for my healthy weight.  Although probably not my ultimate goal, I think it would be the safest place for me to set my lifetime weight at in order to stick to it.  I definitely think exercising is helping me this time, something I have NEVER done regularly since drill team in high school!!  While I still do not necessarily "enjoy" exercising, I do like two main things from it:  1) the fact that I can actually RUN and be active without dieing  and 2) that it is undoubtedly helping me lose the weight.

I think for September, I am going to have 30 day challenge, would love for you to join me.  All it is going to be is to commit to be active for 30 consecutive days.  That doesn't have to mean having an official workout every day (although that would be awesome!), but rather just committing to do SOMETHING. That can be taking the stairs instead of the elevator or parking farther out in the parking lot, walking the dog, the kids, yourself, whatever you can fit in to do!  Hoping to see some good results that will push me through that last 10-15 lbs over the next month or so!  I will post what I am doing and would love to hear what you are doing too!  We can do it, Good luck!

2 comments:

  1. Totally in. See my post today.

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  2. I'm in for the 30 day challenge. I was off everything for a week and just started tracking again today. I'm planning to run in the morning.
    ~Kathy

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