I’ve been workin it. Getting to the gym at least one day during the work week after work and then on the weekends, running on the strand, and going to cardio core classes and yoga. I’m back to logging just my calories in MyFitnessPal (I have a limit of 1320 cals per day, which should keep me on track for losing ~1lb a week), but I’m not including any exercise in my calorie allotment. I’ve been playing with Fitocracy for logging workouts but honestly it’s kind of a pain in the ass sometimes.
I’m also drinking a LOT more water, which is just a good idea in general. I took some “pre” photos but, nope, not sharing. At least not now. The interwebs are nasty mean places.
Two days ago I took my trainer’s Friday Cardio Core class (a high-intensity combination of weight repetitions and cardio with little to not breaks…kind of like what I imagine Crossfit is like) and there were two 25+ish guys in the class. And all three of us did the class with 12.5lb weights. I felt like a beast. In a good way.
Motivation hasn’t been there lately. I’m hating my job, which has suddenly involved new responsibilities/stress, leaving me exhausted when I get home. And I haven’t had an immediate goal (ie: cruise/vacation) so I’m just not feeling it.
I weighed myself yesterday and I’m back up to 150. Embarrassing. Part of me prays that it’s muscle - I have been seriously kicking ass weight-wise when I do work out - but most of me knows that its not.
So, as of today, I’m taking a before photo and I’m going to start calorie counting again. I’ve obviously gotten lazy(er) and need to be accountable. I also just booked a girls-weekend trip to North Carolina, so maybe thats my goal now too.
Ever since I’ve gotten back from vacation, I’ve been tired. Like, unnaturally tired. I haven’t talked to anyone but my husband about it, but even then it was brief, like, “so i think i could have mono? just since i’ve been so tired lately?” and then we moved on to other topics.
Before the trip, I used to wake up at 6 every day easily for work. Now, I have to have my alarm go off at least once or twice. I used to wake up naturally at 7 or, at the latest, 8 on the weekend - now, it’s 9 or 10 or even 11. Even if I go to bed at 10. And I never, never used to be able to take naps. This week I’ve taken two 3+ hour naps and still been sleepy at midnight.
Granted, I was sick this week (not a big deal, but I’m on antibiotics now)…and I know that sleep, and lots of it, is really important to being healthy/young looking/everything. But I think it’s time for me to go to the doctor.
In other news, I’ve started not giving a fuck about working out. I only went to the gym once last week (before work). I’ve been eating a delicious salad (spinach + chickpeas + hard boiled egg + feta cheese + dried cranberries) for lunch every day and trying not to snack. I’ve upped my water intake (antibiotics have made me really thirsty, so that’s helped) and just…not given a fuck. And I’ve lost weight. I’m losing toning and definition, but I’m actually losing pounds…so its hard to be too upset about that?
Today I’m dragging myself to either yoga or a bar workout at the gym. I need my motivation and energy back so bad!
I did my first early morning workout yesterday. Waking up at 530am is hard, getting to the gym by 6am is hard, it’s hard motivating myself…it’s just hard.
BUT. The best part of it is the complete lack of guilt I had all day. And the fact that I felt so good - and inspired - all day.
FML. This is going to be a regular occurrence, I think.
"Omg, like, where have you been?"
I worked out like crazy. And I’ve been working like crazy. And then I went on vacation. And then I came back, had a medical procedure (which I don’t think you guys want to know more about, other than that it hurt and I really needed to take a few days off) and now I have a few work events and….yeah. I’ve also been falling asleep at around 9pm for the last few nights, which kinda sucks when you work until 8 as far as the whole…having-a-life plan.
My weight is still good, but I’m definitely losing definition in my arms as we speak. My goal is to get back into the gym this Saturday and keep up my 4x-a-week routine. I don’t have any specific deadlines now, but I still would looove to get down to 140 or 135 (right now I’m cruising at 148ish).