Today was my first day in over a month to get back in the gym…and I have to say it felt pretty good to be back! The last couple of months have been crazy busy with subbing, PTA and homeroom mom stuff, and the holidays, trying to fit a workout in was impossible. It doesn’t take long for me to start feeling the effects from not working out and eating right. It also doesn’t take long for me to start seeing the effects either. I’ve lost muscle tone and gained a few pounds back. So what, it’s just few pounds, right? Wrong. When you are super short like me a few pounds shows up everywhere and fast. 5 lbs for me will determine whether I go down a size jeans or go up a size…and going up is just not an option!
The workout with my trainer wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Don’t get me wrong, it was tough and I struggled with some of the weights, but I was able to hang better than I thought I would. One thing that drives me somewhat insane is weights that should be easy for me, and that were easy for me, get hard to lift because I haven’t lifted in a while. I hate the feeling of starting over and I hate feeling weak. I also went to the outdoor track at my gym. Even though it was thirty something degrees outside I managed to get 3 full laps in, running some of it. The wind was so cold it kept drying my contacts out and they were starting to bother my eyes so after the third lap I went back inside. Overall it was a decent workout. Tomorrow I’m going to spin if I can still walk by then…lol.
Even though I’m not starting completely over, as in back at the weight I was 3 years ago, I feel somewhat that I am starting over in some ways. My eating habits have gotten so out of whack and I’m truly ashamed that I haven’t been stronger in that area. One of my goals this year is to get back to the eating habits I had back in 2011 that helped me lose my weight. Somewhere along the way I got into a very bad habit of saying to myself “oh I’ll just have a little bit of this and work it off at the gym tomorrow.” The cold hard truth is that you can’t out exercise a bad diet. I knew this but still tried to rationalize it anyway. It doesn’t work that way and I’m paying for it now. I am not happy with what I see in the mirror…at all. What better time to make changes in that area than now?
For those who have been following my blog since the beginning may notice some changes in appearance on my blog. I decided to get back to the real reason I started this blog and removed some features I felt were getting in the way of it. Blogging my journey really helped me few years ago and right now I feel I need to get back to that place. It’s time for me to get back to the basics of working out, eating right, and even blogging. You ready for it? 🙂