Sunday, July 7, 2013

Time To Get My Butt In Gear

Okay, it has been awhile. I'm trying to stay accountable with my weight loss, and I need help. I posted this picture on facebook about a month and a half ago:
At this point, I had lost 40 pounds and 50 inches all over my body. You guys, I felt amazing. I was so thankful for so many encouraging and kind comments from people. Things like that just build you up, you know?
Well, then school started a couple weeks after I posted this picture. And while I knew it would be a big adjustment, I guess I had no idea how hard it would really be, and how much time it would take up. My exercising schedule has fallen to pieces. I used to run or ride my bike 3-4 times a week and also attend the gym 3-4 times a week for weight-lifting classes. I was so careful about what I ate and what time I ate. I only had 9 pounds left to go, and I felt better than ever.
Well, in the last month I have gained back 3 pounds. In only a month! I know that is not a lot, and I can lose it again, but it is just so frustrating. I have had a few setbacks along this journey, but not like this. I guess it's just so discouraging because I am so tired all the time and my eating habits have fallen apart in only a month, as well as my exercise habits. It's frustrating to see my hard work lost.
So I need help. Any suggestions? I feel like my half-marathon training made me stay accountable, so I am signing up to do another one in October, and I wanted to do another triathlon in August, but I haven't been able to train like I wanted to, so I don't know if I should do it now. But, does anyone have any ideas to get through a rut? Or any ideas for this busier/more hectic lifestyle? I thought summer school would be easier and less busy because my own children are out of school and don't have as many activities going on as usual, but it is so hectic and crazy that I can barely keep up with life right now.


Laney said...

Try to schedule out your week on the weekend when you have down time. Make as many decisions for food (menu plan) and when you'll go workout so that it's set and you don't have to take the time figuring it out later. Also, figure out what homework is absolutely necessary and only do them. These are things that help me juggle school. Also, i have to get enough sleep to cope. You'll adjust and find your groove. You're very determined and it amazes me all you can do!

Sarah said...

Thank you Elena! That is great advice. I never thought to meal plan over the weekend, but I did it last week and since I posted this post, I have lost those 3 pounds again. I feel so much better. Phew!

Laney said...

Yay! I'm glad it helped. You'll be at goal before you know it!