So as you saw from my previous post, one of my goals was to lose a few lbs. And when I say a few I mean 20lbs exactly. Upon arrival home from my vacation I did what any ex-chubbykin after a vacation would do: hopped on the damn scale.
Do you know what I saw?
I haven’t seen the 140’s since 2011, the week before Christmas to be exact and I remember the joy I felt finally breaking out of the 140’s for the first time ever in my life. I kind of feel like all of my hard work went out of the window. I’m a tad bit disappointed in myself, though technically I’m still the same size. Odd. But I will admit my clothes do not fit as nicely as they used to.
I noticed a few changes when I threw a mild hissy-fit over outfits to wear during the first weekend celebration of Yettember. It actually almost ruined my evening, thank God for having friends around for the night.
But I told myself I was going to rectify it, and I still have a bit of time during the Little Black Dress Challenge. What I have to accept though is that it won’t be as easy as the first time. I’ve been trying to stick to the basic structure I followed when living in Rhode Island, but I had all the time in the world back then. I could spend hours in the gym, my job was demanding but nowhere near as demanding as my current position. I need to find a routine that will better suit my hectic schedule.
First step: Finding a gym schedule I can actually stick too.
- Morning gym schedule when possible with a few evenings mixed, hello new membership at Planet Fitness (24 Hours)
- A few at home workouts (yuck)
Second step: Food Plan ( courtesy of Jazzy – instagram/twitter @jazz_pitts )
- Back to my food prep
- 6 meals a day
- I’m 6 months candy free, time to add juice and soda
Third step: Accountability
- You guys: I know I stopped doing weigh-ins, but posting my weight every week with people reminding me to do so really kept me in check, so I’m going to aim to go back to that.
- Friends: I’ve told coworkers and friends… so hopefully they’ll call me out if they see me slack.
Fourth step: No countdowns
- A little competition never hurt, but the added pressure… makes me crazy. I can’t afford to obsess over this (um, but I will).
I hate starting again -____-0