So, yeah, it’s been a while since I’ve written a blog. Over 2 months.
As some of you know, I started a new job on March 5th. LOVE the job, LOVE the commute (1.5 miles) even more, but it is INSANELY busy most days. Which leads me to eat like garbage and skip workouts.
Yesterday was May 1st. I’ve been kind of on and off exercise since starting this job. I’m really trying to do the morning thing before work, but I’ve been struggling to find consistency with that. I’ve been feeling like I’m backsliding, so, being May 1st, I figured I need to see where I stood. I decided to take my measurements to REALLY see if things have changed.
Weight: 223 lbs.
Measurements: Calves stayed the same, biceps went down half an inch, everything else: up. UP. BY AT LEAST HALF AN INCH.
Back the freaking truck up.
WAKE-UP CALL!!! I mean, duh, not like I didn’t know I’ve been eating craptastically and not working out like I was, but to really realize the results of that was like being smacked in the head with a frying pan.
THAT is not me. THAT is not WORKOUT GIRL. THAT is Angry Fat Girl. THAT has got to stop.
Effective immediately, my head has been removed from Angry Fat Girl’s butt. I went to the gym for Body Step this morning at 5:30 and burned 615 calories before breakfast (which wasn’t donuts). Tomorrow, I will be at the gym again at 5:30 a.m. for BodyPump (strength is where it’s AT!)
My May goals:
1) Get to the gym at least 3x/week
2) Get back to running at least 2x/week (not just in races!)
3) Lose 5 pounds
I’ve been basically maintaining my weight since October. I did get down to 217 at one point, but for the past couple of months I’ve been hovering between 220-223. I’d really like to get down to 216 (or less) by the end of the month.
I have 2 races this month…the Runway 5K on May 12th, and my second Warrior Dash on May 19th (EEK!!). Tomorrow is my 1 year runniversary…I started the Couch to 5K program on May 3rd of last year.
It’s time. No more excuses. I’m happy I maintained my weight loss, but I’d be a whole lot happier if I’d lost more. I’m doing this. This time next year, I will not be writing another “well I half-assed it and only lost 20 lbs” blog.
Workout Girl is on it!!!