Summer is here!
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
So I haven't blogged in a long time. I am going to change that to hold myself more accountable. I am going to blog at least once a week.
April was a wake up for me. My weight began to creep up and up. I realized that even though I was checking into spark almost daily I wasn't really doing anything. I exercised when I felt like it, but rarely tracked or even tried to curtail my food. I ate out a lot and didn't even try to find healthier options.
My go to when I am stressed is soda or coffee loaded with lots of sugar and creamer so the first thing I did was cut that out of my diet completely. Since May 1st I have had one cup of coffee and no soda. YEAH! Definitely a non-scale victory.
The next thing I did was try to track all my food. Except for soda and coffee I did not focus on changing anything in my diet, just track. I missed about 10 days in May that I didn't track at all or only partially. Not great, but better than before. Working on doing better in June
I also focused on exercising more. I specifically wanted to do strength training since I know I need it, but it is not my favorite. I got 1000 fitness minutes in May. This is the first time in I can't remember how long.
I am on two challenges and I made sure that the last couple of weeks of both challenges I did everything I was supposed to. I had been letting my teams down and I felt bad. I apologize to any of my teammates who are reading this.
My weight has been fairly stable the past couple of weeks. It ranges from 197-199. I am disappointed in myself since in February I was close to finally being below 180 for the first time in 20 years. I am not going to beat myself up though. I am moving forward and making a conscious effort to do what I know I need to do to get where I need to be.
My goals are:
June: track all food and find another area to change my diet, 1000 fitness minutes in June - cardio 5 days a week and ST 3 days a week minimum. See my weight start to go down.
September: Continue working on my diet in July and August. Continue exercising regularly. Be back to the low 180s
June 2020: Continue the plans above and adjust as needed. My husband and I are going to Barbados. I want to be a size 10 (currently a 14) by the time we leave.
Happy summer everyone!