Yep, I'm still alive.
Monday, September 12, 2011
Truthfully, I just started getting burned out a little on this whole lifestyle change thing. So I did what everyone does when they get burned out...took a vacation. Not a complete vacation, I still watched what I ate and went to the gym once or twice a week just to avoid totally de-training, but I needed a little break. I was pushing way too hard. I had gone from totally sedentary and eating like crap to five months of gym nearly every day and counting every calorie. Something was going to have to give.
So I spent three weeks not trying to lose, just trying to maintain. I was pretty successful. I might have gone up 3 lbs. or so but I'm pretty sure that it's water weight, so hopefully it's not a true gain. Now I feel ready to get back to it and move on. As much as I haven't felt like going to the gym lately, I looked around when I was there on Sunday and saw people doing plyometrics, sit-ups, toddling along on the stair mill and I thought, "I enjoy being around people who are working out. One of my goals is still to look like I belong in a gym." I was glad to see that I did actually kind of miss the gym, all I had been lacking was the motivation to get off my butt and go.
And so today I return from "vacation," feeling relaxed (somewhat) and refreshed. Abs class tonight, plus either spin, zumba, or my leg workout. I've been seriously lacking in the cardio area, so it'll likely be one of the first two.