Saturday, September 20, 2014

where's my motivation

Well, I had a pretty good weekend last week, but the week following was not so great.

I didn't make it to the gym at all, which is a shame. I also ate a lot of junk food throughout the week and didn't take the time to cook healthy meals. I am just hoping I can learn from this and find a way to break the cycle now.

This morning, I went to the gym, and it was great.I was nervous because I haven't been going regularly, and it's true that I didn't go as strong as I would like, but I have to get over being out of shape and realize that there's only one way to get back, and that's a lot of work.

I will take some more time to focus on things I can do every day and keep reporting on my progress or lack thereof.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Meandering weekend

So, time for another update. Since I last posted, I had some good days and some bad. Last week, I didn't work out at all. I am really frustrated at myself because of it, but realize I need to calm down and move on. I also bought some junkfood one night and ate all of it. Bad move!

In general, things weren't moving in a very positive direction. This weekend, however, I made some improvements. Saturday morning, I went to the circuit training class I really enjoy. I also went for a 5 mile walk, and ate fairly healthy.

Sunday (today), I went mountain biking in the morning, enjoyed a healthy lunch outside, and hung out at the beach.

All in all, a successful weekend. I am hopeful that I can turn things around with this positive weekend and continue through the week.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Jumpstart Weekend

This weekend I took some time to refocus and look at where I am and where I want to be.

I've been tracking food, and just being more mindful in general. I am eating a lot less than I was, which is great because I was gaining weight pretty steadily.

I also kicked the exercise up a notch. I had a great bike to the beach with my fiancé and we had a great time chatting and seeing the ocean. I also went to the gym and had a great workout. Then today I went mountain biking, and am so pooped!

I made some healthy snacks and healthy meals. It was so fun to cook again and really pay attention to food as fuel.

I think I really need to find some long term and short term goals that I can sink my teeth into to maintain this motivation, but I am feeling much better both mentally and physically.