Shake Your Grove Thing
Friday, June 22, 2012
So, I took a week off. Okay, let's be honest, it was more like 2 weeks off. I didn't care what I ate. I binged a few times just out of spite for this sh!tty process. I hated everything about everything. I hurt a lot, and healed a lot, and still felt like I was hurting. I got sidetracked and sideswiped and everything else that happens when you're standing on the side of the road pouting like a 5 year old child because life simply isn't "fair"...whatever that means.
Now I certainly hope I got that out of my system, because I have things to do here, and I've never been known to waste time.
And my 5-year-old tantrum certainly cost me. Weighed in this morning at 314.4 pounds. YIKES! I could chalk that up to traveling and blargity-blargh-blargh, but the truth of the matter is, I wasn't doing what I could to make the number go down and, in fact, was doing a lot of the things that cause it to go up. The only bright side of this whole thing? For the first time in about 6 months the scale moved in exactly the way I expected it to. Sad, right?! Let's not dwell on that.
Last night I ditched the gym, but did honestly have a good reason. About 10 minutes before I was set to leave work the clouds let out the most impressive downpour I think I've ever seen. The sewers and storm drains simply couldn't keep up and it started flooding the streets almost immediately. I got soaked on the way to my car, but still began my drive in the direction of my gym...until I realized that I could be one of those stupid people on TV that tries to drive through a puddle she should NOT be driving through and her car stalls out and she's stuck. Not me. Not my pretty car. The puddle won. I turned around and rushed home to escape the downpour and flooded streets. Rain happens.
And what did I do with my time? Well, after totally binging on cheese and crackers, I had a tiny spat with the Hubs and went back to my bedroom around 8pm and fell asleep. Thank goodness I woke up this morning at 6:10 am because I didn't set my alarm. I hadn't expected to sleep through the night but...10 hours later...
So, let's hope I slept my silliness off, because there's still work to do.
My honest to goodness hope is that the past few weeks of eating at or over my maintenance calorie levels has given my metabolism a much needed rest from the restrictions of the past 2 years. Maybe now I'll actually get somewhere when I try to move forward instead of pushing against a brick wall. A girl can hope, right?!
Weigh-In today: 314.4
Calorie goals for the week: 2400 a day average
Workouts this week:
Friday - Swimming laps
Saturday - Rest
Sunday - Rest
Monday - Laps
Tuesday - Run
Wednesday - Laps
Thursday - Run
Calorie burn should be around 2k, I think.
Weight Goal for next Friday: 312.7 (-1.7 pounds)
I've already planned my July and August challenges. July is going to be about getting myself back in my own grove. Running and swimming trying to get to the 1 mile straight goal in each. It's going to involve cardio at least 4 days a week and at least 2 days of ST. I'll need to get together a ST plan, but I don't think that will be a problem for me. August will be a challenge month. Ethan and I have already vowed to try to set aside some time for 30DS and I think August might be just the month to do it. Of course, I'm not sure how much he'll be able to do on top of his football schedule, but he can at least keep me on task.
Now all of my workouts I have planned revolve around my current 4 day work week. I have to keep in mind that this is probably going to change. Ethan is starting football soon and with Hubs working full-time now, I'm going to probably have to be the one to get him to his practices and such. That will mean trying to work out a new schedule with my boss which will have me here Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm. It will mean more early morning workouts if I want to get things done on nights when he has practice OR it will mean runs through town while he's out on the field (I did this last year...it's actually a great time for the parents to go get a workout in and several of us do it). So, yeah, there are probably going to have to be tweaks, but for the most part I think I can manage this schedule throughout.
Swimming 2-3 times per week.
Running 2-3 times per week.
ST at least 2 times per week.
It's totally doable.
Let's hope my scale agrees with my methods.