Sunday, February 27, 2011

Five days...

For two weeks in a row, I have been to the gym for five days! That's a record in my world. Usually by the end of the 2nd week, I am sore and give myself permission to start slacking. I'll only go for four days, then three. Then it's all downhill from there.

I feel like I had and "uh, oh" type weekend. I ate way too much Friday and Saturday. Both days I went over my calories by at least 100. I worked out Friday, but didn't go yesterday... I simply ran out of time. When I went to bed last night, I was determined that my slip was not going to be a slide. I vowed to get in gear today, and that's just what I did.

I ate a good breakfast this morning before church, so I could avoid temptation until I got home. I had taco soup for lunch, then waited a couple of hours for it to digest a little before I hit the gym. I did 45 minutes on the bike, and 30 minutes on the elliptical. And I pushed myself... upped the ramp a little on the elliptical and bumped up the resistance on the bike. Dinner was a salad.

So now, before bed, I feel good about my day. Yeah, I ate a little too much this weekend, but I was accountable for everything. I journaled it, and stayed in control.

Speaking of being in control... it's been quite a while since I've had a binge day. I feel good about that.

Next week should be a little less hectic than last. I go to the doctor tomorrow to see about getting back on some type of depression/anxiety medication. Hopefully a little medical intervention, along with getting back into strengthening my relationship with God, will help lift me from this fog I've been in. The exercise and the spurts of sunny weather we've been getting is probably going to help, too.

We only have two more weigh-ins for the biggest loser challenge at school, and I want them to be good ones. As soon as this challenge is over, I am going to ditch the scale for 30 days because I am ready to start adding strength training into my workout. All this makes me SO excited for summer! Maybe finally, for my birthday (May 26) I can start setting some realistic goals for this summer. Won't it be great to go back to school next year finally weighing LESS than I did when I left? YES!