Out of shape
Not in a routine
Like my clothes are getting tighter
Not in a healthy eating groove
See, even the girl who has all the determination in the world to lose 133 pounds, can struggle too. Even though I'd like to be able to blame my lack of motivation or not eating/exercising the way I should on the fact that I have a new job that has been time consuming and leaves me drained and exhausted, I can't. It's a choice, just like everything else in life. We all have choices. It just depends on what we do with those choices that will determine our success. For me, I've made it a choice to stop the vacationing mode with my body and get back to business. It needs it. I need it. In fact, as crazy as it sounds, I go several weeks eating "off" and not exercising as much as my body is used to, and it almost makes me loony. I'm itching to get back. To make my body do what I know it knows how to do - what it wants to do.
The good news is, I got on the scale and I haven't gained weight. (I always stay in about a 5 pound range. However, I guess you could say I'm at the top end of that range these days.) All my clothes (size 6) still fit. They're just maybe snugger than I'd like them to. Also, I've learned that when you take a break from the gym, those toned muscles start to get a little bit of a lazy feel and the shape of your body starts changing. What comes to mind when I think about all this? Two words, actually. NO THANKS! I didn't work as hard as I did and fall in love with the new me to feel like this. Today is the day I say hello to the gym again, regardless of how tired I am after work.
This is how I will feel very soon:
In a routine
Happy about looser clothes
Remembering to eat every 2-3 hours
So, if any of you out there have fallen into a rut or just need a little extra motivation, we're in this together. WE can do it! Ready...set...go!
P.S. I went to the gym. Ouch! Eek! Wow! No worries. I'm back at it tomorrow too.