Saturday, July 21, 2012


Oh dear. I haven't been very good about keeping up with this blog, have I?
I'll try to do a better job from here on out, but here's the scoop for now-

Shortly after my most recent blog I went on vacation with my family. We drove cross country to the Chicago area from Maine...which meant that we spent most of our vacation in the car. Not entirely conducive to eating well and exercising regularly. I decided pretty much right away that I wasn't even going to try to keep track of things while we were on vacation. I knew that there was a good chance that I would gain weight during our time on the road, but I decided that I was willing to take the risk.
I was thrilled when I stepped on the scale the first morning back home and discovered that I'd only gained a few ounces! I promised myself that I was going to get right back into my routine immediately.
Easier said then done. Our homecoming coincided with the first heatwave of the summer...and we didn't own an air conditioner. Add a healthy dose of PMS to the equation &...well, I'm sure you get the point.
I gained about 3 lbs in the few weeks that followed, but I was determined to get back into my groove. Last week I finally got serious & managed to lose just under 5 lbs. Yay!
This week I've been struggling a bit again. I haven't been feeling great and my energy level has been practically non existent. I've been eating pretty well, and I did get some exercise in this week, but not as much as I would have liked.
I think part of the issue has been that my husband has been out of town, and I haven't been needed at work...which means that I have no routine. No motivation to get up early & get going. Ciara is home for the summer and she's perfectly happy to sleep in until 8-8:30 every morning as well.
I CAN'T keep being so lackadaisical about this...I need a plan.
Here are my goals for next week:
Set my alarm for 6:30 am every morning (& actually GET UP!)
Get a workout in before Ciara wakes up (at least 3 days)
Plan meals for each day so I'm not just winging it
Get back to tracking every bite (I've been a little too casual about this the last few weeks...not to the point where it would derail me, but it's not a good habit to get into regardless)

This is my mantra this week...

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