It's Been Awhile , But I'm Back on Track!
Monday, January 16, 2012
I just realized how long it's been since I've done a blog. I've been so down in the dumps for the last 3 months. Probably more than I even realized at the time. First, my aunt died unexpectedly, then my best co-worker friend was diagnosed with pretty aggressive cancer, and without her my already unbearable job got bleaker. I took a great opportunity at work I was ostracized for, and am finally settling in to my new role (which I love!)
Emotionally, the last 3 months have been very challenging, but I learned things about myself and others that I wouldn't have otherwise known, so I'm calling the emotional battle a win.
What did the last 3 months bring for me physically? Nada.
I didn't improve my fitness level and I gained and lost the same 5 to 10 lbs repeatedly. And the more bummed I became about my non-progress, the more inclined I became to fall back in to old behaviors.
Binging on buttered popcorn and cheese and crackers.
Coming up with excuse after excuse why I didn't need to exercise today
(or tomorrow, or the next day, or the day after that).
Staying up later than I should
Not drinking as much water as I should (I even drank a diet soda *gasp*)
You get the drift, right?
But you know what? It's ok. I'm ok. Because life happens, and so do setbacks. I've still accomplished a heck of a lot in a short period of time, and I'm giving myself permission to be proud of what I've done so far.
I think most of us don't give ourselves credit for our achievements, but we're the first to give ourselves a spanking over our "failures".
Well guess what Sparkers? You haven't failed until you give up, and I'm not giving up.
(Write that last part down or say it out loud or something. It's profound if I do say so myself LOL)
So the last week I've been totally on plan, within my calorie range, getting my ZZs and my H2O and working out like I should, and it's paying off.
I'm back on track, so look out FAT, you're going down!!