Getting back on track
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Well, it's confession time now....
I have been off track with my nutrition for quite a while now - probably since the HUGE batches of cookies we made at Christmas. Yes, That long. But I am working toward reigning it in now!
Here's where I think it all went wrong:
At Christmas, my boyfriend and I made SO many cookies. SOOOO many. I don't know why he felt the need to make 10 batches of butter cookies. Or why I felt that I needed to make sugar cookies. My Mom's icebox cookies are just tradition.. so those were not negotiable.
But I digress. So we baked ALL of that, and it was just the two of us and his cousin. And my kids came over for like 2 hours on Christmas Eve.
Even after sending some home with them, we had enough cookies to feed an army. And we ate them. All of them.
After Christmas, my contract at work was up for renewal. The company that won the contract - well... let's just say we didn't "mesh" well. So, I talked to my old boss and he hooked me up with a new job. And I quit the job I have been in for 14 years, and moved to a new one.
The new job still works in the same field as before, but a different aspect. I'm still learning the job, but I do like it a lot.
The problem: It's more sitting at a desk than before, and there are vending machines in the hallway of my new building that are only a few mere steps away. AND there's a deli right next door. Sooo, it's harder to fight temptation sometimes. I find it much more difficult to eat the way I used to. And, on top of those issues, I get off work later than I used to. I get off at 3:30 now instead of 2:30 - and I go to bed at 7:30 every night so that I can get up for the gym - so that only leaves 3 hours from the time I get home every day to re-pack my gym bag for the next day, cook a healthy dinner, and do any errands that need to get done - and pray for a few minutes to relax with the boyfriend before I have to crawl into bed and do it all again the next day.
The real "a-ha moment" was one day last week when I went to try on my favorite jeans that I haven't worn in a while (the new jobs requires business casual) - and THEY DIDN'T FIT!! Before, they were LOOSE on me. Now I can't button them.
I have still been going to the gym 4-6 days a week. Still working out hard. But alas, I have gained weight. WAY too much weight for me to be comfortable with it. I have to say, the feeling of working out all those days every week - doing weights and cardio - and STILL gaining and really hating the way I look is eye-opening.
A body really is made in the kitchen, not the gym.
On that note: I would hate to see how much I gained over the last few months if I wasn't still working out. *ouch*
Back on track. Today will be DAY 3 with no sweets and junk food... WHEN I stick to my goal all day! No trips to the vending machine down the hall at work. No fast food for dinner.