…around this blog lately and I’m determined to put an end to it!
I am usually such a positive happy person that it’s been so weird to be SO out of my element lately.
But enough is enough right?
I went out to dinner with my husband last night; it was almost a celebration of finally getting back into a routine. My husband’s fire academy ended last week and he is now back on a “regular” shift schedule.
Regular shift schedule for us means he was off all this week, and will work next Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Monday (24-hour shifts) before being off for six days in a row.
I know that sounds crazy to most people, but for us, it means he’ll finally be able to help around the house and he won’t have to be studying like crazy or barely spending any time together.
But ANYWAY-this post is not about his schedule–it’s about going out to dinner.
And how we sat at the happy hour section next to two girls who were talking about their diets most of the night. These two girls looked GREAT. Very pretty. I would never call them overweight and I certainly didn’t think they needed to lose weight.
And I realized that that is what people probably say about me.
I look pretty decent, I certainly am not overweight and I don’t think I’m fat by any means.
I weigh about three or four pounds more right now than I did in November, but the way I talk about it, you would think I gained 20 pounds!
It’s ridiculous how much we beat ourselves up. And it’s something that I struggle with sometimes.
I am constantly trying to be better.
I’ve been making decent choices this week. My body has pretty much been dictating what to eat and it involved a lot of SOUP and carbs, like toast. Toast is pretty much the only thing I can stomach in the mornings.
Next Monday, the girls at work wanted to do a weight loss challenge so I told them I would join. And I plan on re-committing!
Last week before I got sick, I was SO good for three full days, and then when I got sick I just couldn’t do anything. Let’s hope I’m at least back to 90% on Monday.
I still want to be under 150 by my 30th at the end of April!
We’re talking about 8 pounds in 8 weeks, or a pound a week, which is still considered a healthy weight loss rate.
My Plan for The Next Eight Weeks
- Lean Body for Her Workouts During Lunch Break
- Cardio 3-4x a week — OrangeTheory Fitness, Hot Yoga or Running
- Low-Carb clean eating plan– 1400-1600 calories a day
- Take Photos on Feb. 23, March 21 and April 18 (right before I leave on vacay for my bday!)