Hey all! I’ve come out of hiding. I don’t know how often I will post because I seem to be crazy busy now and my motivation for posting is pretty low, but I will try to at least do once a month posts. This post will count for December.
I’m sure you’re all wondering how I did coming off of Cambridge. As expected I gained quite a bit back. I was sitting comfortably at 196 for a while. I weighed myself today and was at 201 :(. I hope that is water weight. On a happier note, I am still in a size 12 jean and a medium top so it doesn’t seem like I’ve gained very much “fat”.
What have I been doing? I’ve at least established a mostly healthy, during the week diet. Weekends are still crazy with events and such. We meal prep on Sundays and have lots of yummy breakfasts, lunches, and dinners for the week. Examples include: spaghetti squash, chorizo chili, black bean sweet potato burritos, quinoa spinach egg bakes, fruit and peanut butter wraps, and fruit/kale packed smoothies. All homemade. It has been fun trying out new recipes and trying to establish a healthy habit.
Exercise though, has been on the back burner. I’ve put my gym membership on hold in order to save money. I do have access to a gym at work and in my apartment complex. Working out at work is difficult because If I do I’m pretty much guaranteed to be stuck in rush hour traffic. I’ve tried going to the apartment’s gym, but it was packed the one time I went and I have been discouraged from trying again. I was moved from the second shift to the first shift last week though so now it may not be packed when I have time to go. My boyfriend will help motivate me. It is too cold for me to go running outside. There is nothing that kills my motivation quite like winter does.
So in summary, I have established some good eating habits during the week (the weekend is still a battleground) and I will be trying to incorporate more exercise this week as I get used to my new schedule. The holidays will be difficult.
Hope everyone is trudging through.