Ya'll all saw how I short-circuited on Monday, but I dug deep within myself (being brutally honest about a few things in my life) and switched the flip back on. I've been running strong ever since.
It's been 8 Weeks since back in the game, 8 weeks! I'm in awe at how great I've been doing, that it's becoming natural. That making healthier choices is becoming easier.
I've been on a lot of diets, every one from the LA Diet to South Beach, hell I even did Atkins for a few days and now I've landed at WW for my 2nd time. I've learned a lot from each diet. Things I like, dislike, how certain foods affect my body, my mood and my weight. I wouldn't be where I am now had I not tried all of the aforementioned.
I also know that I can and do get burnt out by exercise. I find it difficult working out 5 days a week and although I feel it necessary; I am just now beginning to come up with a system that doesn't kill my body as well as my mind in the process of that.
I knew the Friday before last that I was close to hitting that wall which is why I went to Strike, which is also why I went to Hip Hop on Saturday. This past week besides my 3 resistance training routines, I tried to stay away from the cardio machines. I swam, I spinned and I attended Hip Hop again. I feel refreshed and rejuvenated with my program.
But, there really was a bigger underlying issue that Nidena hit on in my Binge Eating post, it's that I was starving my body. I knew this before she even posted her comment, I'd been in a foggy stupor for most of previous week. yes, i was eating my weekly bonus points as well as my activity points but I wasn't using them on quality nourishing food. I wasn't using them on days that I exercised rigorously, I was using them to go out, drink, and have dessert. No wonder my body didn't want to let go of any weight. It couldn't even repair itself when I needed it to!
On days that I worked out this past week, I tried eating half of my AP's earned that very evening. Instead of just a glass of chocolate milk as a recovery snack, I had a bowl of cereal and you know what, I'm still here to tell about it. It's hard breaking old habits and even harder starting and maintaining new ones.
so, the part everyone is excited about... how much did i lose week.....
2.5 lbs !!!!
that brings my weight-loss to a total of 14 pounds... wooohoooo!!!
I'm a tad euphoric and can't think straight so I'll chat with ya'll tomorrow!!