Hello SP! I have missed you and all your beautiful supporters, my friends! Here's the scoop. I have been working really hard on my weight loss. Maybe a little too hard. So i've lost 5lbs(refer to 2week challenge blog) over 4weeks. However, in week 3 i was working out, trying to stay in cal range, and tracking every bite. I GAINED MY WEIGHT BACK!
Unbelievable! I had to step back. So that weekend i took a break from exercising and food tracking. and i lost weight...? HUH i also stopped sparking. Not intentionaly, i went back to work and missed all food tracking and catching up w/ folks.
Well i needed to re-evaluate what the heck i was doing! So this was my routine: Treadmill 20 min walk/run intervals, and 20min elliptical intervals at 8-12 incline,almost everyday. Then circuit training w/ weights for 40 min 3x a week. Eating 1300-1550 cals. So i gained it all back..? Not right. Well when i took a break from everything, i'm down from 214 to 208.5 I have not exercised for 6days!
I'm not freaking out about it, but had to re-adjust i guess. SO i started reading my books from school, on fitness and nutrition. They have been so helpful, and allowing me to refocus on a better eating plan, and simple exercise. I need to scale back to move forward with losing weight...strange i know,lol.
So i'm ready to go at it again! I'm not mad, or frustrated, or pissed. Just indifferent i guess. I'm not going to stop. I just need to figure out how to move around or up this hill! I love fitness, so i will never quit! I will master my own needs and my own personal plan.
I started back to work on Saturday, which i have mixed feelings about. I love being home, but i love working and being social. Many factors affected this decision. The need for money, my previous job had an opening, i love them so much, they're my second family. And when i left i told them not to hold the position b/c i didn't wanna work for a while. Well life called, i'm ok w/ it tho. It's just 3 days, and i still get time w/ my family. And i can still enjoy summer w/ the kids.
On my way to work Saturday, i saw this message on a board. It read
"Success is not a destination, it is a journey"
I loved it! Its so true!
Thank you all so much for the support and love in this journey! I love SP and the people on it are amazing. To be able to share this part of my life w/ all of you, and get support at the same time is truly a blessing!