I’ve had a rough couple weeks on the exercise/food front with the end of the semester. I still managed to shed a few pounds (at least up until last week, but I haven’t weighed myself to see the damage yet) and get myself past the 15 pounds lost overall point. So, yay!
I’m trying to get everything back on track, but I’m still having issues with certain foods – it’s hard to cook from fresh when you’re just one person. So much of the fresh stuff will go bad before I get around to eating it that I get discouraged and also feel bad about wasting the food. I have discovered that I actually like making and eating fresh veggie stir fry (even if it didn’t like me last week. OY), so that’s something.
I’m also trying to figure out the best way to take a healthier lunch in to the office so I’m not eating at the cafe all the time – it’s not exactly the healthiest food there, but it’s really the easiest/only option I have if I don’t take my lunch in. And since the chances of me actually getting up early enough to make lunch are nil, well, I need to come up with something. Hell, this morning I barely got up early enough to grab my leftovers and fruit from the fridge before leaving for work.*
I’m also considering joining a gym and hitting that up at least a few times a week on the way home from work. That could get me out of my exercise rut and get me doing something a little different. I did actually workout last night and found that, while I was tired by the end of my workout I was also ready to keep going. I think this means that it’s time to add the next level of the program on when I go back to it tonight. I still have trouble with parts of the dvd I’m using, but that’s more because I have NO UPPER BODY STRENGTH and can’t do push ups, much less hold myself in pushup position for longer than about 2 seconds. (Note to self: Strength training is your friend.)
While I’ve noticed that my clothes are fitting differently, I can’t really see the difference. I’ll be excited when I can really tell a difference in the mirror.
Look at me, all talking about working out and eating right. WHO AM I???
*Shall we talk about how I left my house with 5 minutes to get to work and also forgot that I had no gas in the car? No? I thought not.