I don't even know where to begin or what to even say. I've been gone awhile...both from my blog and from a healthy lifestyle. I don't really have anything to blame it on...it's just that... well...Life Happens. It gets hard. Watching what you eat gets hard. Making the commitment to exercise regularly gets hard. Sometimes you need a break, so I took one. Then I kept taking one and taking one and taking one. Not that I went totally back to my evil ways. I still made some smart choices, smarter than in my "former life" anyways. I think I'm ready to be back to it again. My energy level is down; I feel sad more often. It's amazing to see how much better I really felt when I ate better, exercised regularly and took my multi-vitamin everyday.
Weight-wise, I've been ok. I've lost 3 pounds since the funeral a few weeks ago so I'm not totally off the wagon, but I'm only down 4.5 since the beginning of May...SIGH...oh dear Summer why are you filled with such yummy treats and beverages??!!! I stood on the scale this morning (145.5) and then quickly did some math. I have 20 pounds left to my ultimate goal weight and it would be super awesome if I could hit that goal before we go to Mexico in October. That's a little over a pound and a half per week. I don't know if it's completely doable, but it's certainly something to strive for. Here are some steps to get me there:
1 - Take my Multi-vitamin everyday
2 - Exercise 5 days a week (Zumba 2x, Weights & Run 3x)
3 - Drink my water everyday (cutting back on diet soda will help)
4 - Give up/cut back on refined sugars (this is so hard for me to make the decision to do it and I'm not sure I'm ready to commit to it, but I did it last year and it went swimmingly)
5 - Cut out alcohol (this will be difficult during vacation and Labor Day weekend)
I guess we'll start there and see where that gets me. I don't know that I'll hit the ultimate goal by my target date, but I think I can get close. And then I'll have another 2 months until UC...Unrecognizable by UC, right RAH??
Have a great one everybody and I promise I won't be gone so long this time!!