For a while there, I had to get rid of my scale. We had an unhealthy relationship. I was weighing myself every morning and every morning I was disappointed in what I was seeing. I had been working so hard, so it was crushing me when there was no movement. So, I gave it up and was so much happier.
Well, recently, I haven’t been kicking my ass in the gym and haven’t been eating quite as clean and as a result have put on a couple pounds. No surprise there. So, I decided to dust the scale off and get back into the routine of weighing myself. Not everyday, but at least once a week to see where I’m at.
When I was killing myself in the gym – working out 6 days a week and sometimes twice a day – and really watching what I was eating I was around 138. Recently, I’ve only been making it to the gym about 3 times a week and I’ve never had less will power around food in my life. As a result, today I weighed in at 143.
I find it interesting that I’ve only gained 5 pounds. Previously, I was killing myself to be 138 and now I haven’t given a shit and yet have only gained a few pounds. This is great news because it means a) I only have 5 to lose and b) If I’m not in the gym every night and still enjoying life, I’m not going to gained 50 pounds.
I know I have some work to do, but I also know I can do it because I’ve done it before. Now that it’s finally showing signs of Summer, I have no choice but to get in the gym and get ready for a bathing suit! I’m not mad at myself and I am not upset about it. I’m looking at it as – it was a fun break not caring quite as much, but now its a brand new challenge to get back to where I feel good!
School is over next week and while I’m taking Summer courses, they’re all online, so all of my evenings will be free again. Thank goodness! I’m planning to continue going to Turbo and now that I’ll have my evenings back, I’m going to start going back to Spin class!
I think the scale is a good plan to get my mind back in the game and see where I’m at and focus on where I need to be. I know it’s not for everyone and there are all kinds of beliefs out there, but I think reuniting for a couple months will help me get back to good.
I’m following my FIX meal plan this month and starting T25 two mornings a week in addition to my other workouts. I think 5 workouts a week is a good number. I don’t want to become overly obsessed like I was before, so I’m easing in.
Even as long as I’ve been into fitness and nutrition, it’s always been a love-hate relationship. It’s not something that comes easily or naturally to me, so sometimes I have to reignite the plan and get myself moving again – I think for most people, that’s normal. I know some people don’t post their weight, but I’m not ashamed. I’m happy to share where I’m at, where I want to be and what my plans are with you!
136 would be ideal. But baby steps…. I’m ready to get this party started!! I know with focus and dedication, this won’t be too painful. Ashley has her eyes on the prize, too, so together, we’ll make it happen!!