Starting Over (Week 1)

Posted: March 30, 2012 in Exercise, Food, Health, Life, Weight Loss
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I fudged up guys. A few months back I started this working out, eating better thing and then I let it fall by the wayside. I’m not entirely sure why, but I do know this. My motivation is back and I’m starting over, going back to the beginning—so those weekly Friday blogs that were named ‘Weighing In’ will now be called ‘Starting Over.’ Clever, huh?

What little weight I had lost, I managed to gain back so now I really am right back where I started. So no more janky scales, no more resetting the alarm when it goes off at 6am, basically—no more excuses.

I see myself in pictures sometimes and I cringe. How in the world?! It’s funny because back in high school I was always the biggest one out of my friends, but I wasn’t big by any means. I look at high school pictures NOW and think about how I’d give up cake forever to look like that again (and for those of you who know how much I like cake—that’s a big deal).

I’m in a wedding in August and got measured for a bridesmaid’s dress a couple weeks back—and that’s enough to send someone who’s actually at their target weight into a frenzy. I’m SO not where I want to be and something needs to be done about it. NOW.

So without further ado—here’s the stats from this past week:

Week 1: March 26-March 30
Hours spent in gym: 4
Weight Lost: 4 pounds
Total Weight Loss to Date: 4 pounds

The past 3 days I’ve gotten out of bed at 6am and this morning, guess what happened? I woke up BEFORE the alarm. I worked out 4 days this week, ate great, and look what happened.

I also joined a website that allows me to track my calories—both what I consume and what I burn. You can find it here if you’re interested. It will help you set your target weight, and will also help you track your water consumption. It’s helped me to realize that I actually don’t eat enough—and that’s hard for me, but when you’re trying to lose weight not eating enough can be just as detrimental as eating too much.

I don’t know if any of you are trying to lose weight right now—but it’s hard. It’s SO easy to justify not going to the gym, or eating like crap—but at the end of the day, you have to be strong enough to stick to your guns. It’s called will power—and some of us have an exorbitant amount, some of us have very little. Here’s the beauty about sticking to a weight loss plan though. The more you stick with it, the more results you see, and pretty soon that issue you were having with will power is non-existent.

I know in the past, I’ve told you guys all of this before—but I feel like this time is different. I’m not making excuses for slipping up this last time. It would have been pretty easy for me to just stop writing a weight loss blog and not fessing up to having completely self-destructed over the course of the past few weeks—but I didn’t.

I want you guys to know how it’s going. I want you guys to hold me accountable, and maybe even most importantly, I want to be able to help you guys if you’re going through the same thing. So here’s to starting over!

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