So, at the beginning of December I thought to myself, “Holidays are when people normally get off their schedules and begin to fall off the wagon.” I was confident that this would not be me.
Well…it was. I took about a month off from my healthy eating and going to the gym 3-4 times a week. And subsequently I gained about 4 to 5 pounds (depending on the day). I know I probably could have gained more but there is no excuse for this!
I have slowly started back to my healthy ways. I have started an Advocare cleanse (although I didn’t take it for three days, so I am not sure how effective it will be) and that seems to have gotten some of the “bloat” down. I went to my trainer for the first time in a month. Got dizzy and a bit nauseous from it all…we did work out for a hour. However, he noticed that I was weaker than usual. He told me, “You have some catching up to do.”
Note: he didn’t say we, he said you. Meaning this is all on me. This is no one else’s fault besides my own.
It has been a rough few weeks. Christmas wasn’t as expected. My mother got sick and it just wasn’t the same. New Year’s Eve ended up being amazing! But that meant a lot of empty calories (oh whiskey, you sneaky devil you), and a lot of fast food on the road.
So for the last few weeks, I haven’t had a normal schedule. Which shouldn’t stop me from working towards my goals. But it is so hard to keep up with things when your normal routine is blown to bits!
I have gotten off to a pretty good start. I even went out to eat on a date and didn’t do that terrible. Woot woot delicious lobster tacos! I have made sure I have eaten three meals and at least one snack a day. I need to go buy some pistachios to eat as my morning snack. I plan on going to the gym Thursday and Friday night. Then Saturday and Sunday before work. That will bring my total work outs to 5 this week.
I am still trying to desperately get below 250. It is the weight I just can’t seem to get under. I got so close last April when I weighed 250.6. I thought for sure I would break it. Not so much…and then I went and gained 20lbs in 4 months. It is astonishing how quickly all that weight comes back on.
Wish me luck, I am going to need it.