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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Hurts So Good

Today I went to the gym with my friend Jay. She's super into nutrition and working out so she took me around the weight room and showed me the ropes. I'd been in weight rooms before but they've always kinda intimidated me. Today was really no different. Even though I have a pretty strong lower half, I have the upper body strength of a kitten. Jay pushed me really hard and right now I feel like my arms are made of wet noodles.

We started out on the treadmill for 20 minutes, then moved into the weight room where we did chest, back, triceps, biceps, quads, hamstrings and shoulders...OUCH. I just may not be able to move tomorrow.

I weighed in on Monday instead of Sunday because I had a CPR course I had to do all day on Sunday that I completely forgot about. Let me tell you that a 6 hour course involves a lot of work when you're being re-certified in CPR. Anyways, when I weighed in, I came in at 293.0, a 6lb loss over when I weighed before I began counting calories again. Not too shabby at all. Now if I can only keep consistently dropping weight and no surprise gains like the one that completely threw me for a loop. I'd prefer that that not happen again thank you very much.

The holiday season has only just begun and I'm already stressed about it. I'm just hoping for the strength to get through it without completely losing my mind. We'll see how it goes!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

The First Few Days Back

So I've been back at this for a few days now and there's only one word to sum up how it's been: miserable. I'm starving all the time (I know this will go away once my body gets used to the reduction in calories) and that feeling is driving me nuts. I've been tweaking here and there and so far so good. I've stayed on track! I've found it really helpful to have a friend who's always willing to text me and go to the gym with me (which we still have yet to do but have plans for it Tuesday!) and is wonderfully supportive. You all are awesome, but it's different when you can actually talk to somebody at any time.

I've had a hellish couple days at work. I'm tired, I'm getting burned out, and I'm just not loving my job this week. Thank goodness I'm on holidays next week so I have 12 glorious days off! However, there is a lot of things to get done while I'm off. I have to go to a CPR course tomorrow, we need to "fall clean" our house (which includes organizing the basement...a task I am not looking forward to), we need to decorate for Christmas, go Christmas shopping, doggy sit my in-laws dog, and much more. Plus we have the child the entire time because her mom is away for work. We all know that cleaning with an almost 4 year old is kinda like brushing your teeth while eating Oreos. I'm not sure that this vacation will be all that restful...but it will be nice to be away from work for a while.

Today is the first day of December, and I really cannot believe it! Where in the world does time go! It feels as though summer just ended...perhaps that's because we didn't really get summer here until mid July but it lasted through to the end of September/early October. Although, I have to admit that this year has been MUCH better than last. This time last year we were buried under almost 2 feet of snow...and although we had snow, it's pretty much all melted now and I can see green grass! As long as there's snow on Christmas day.

This time of year is busy for everybody. Have you made a list of things to get done? And where do your weight loss and fitness goals fit in?