Regrouping and Refocusing
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
So yesterday I mustered up the courage to finally step on the scale again after about a month only to find out I gained 5 lbs. Not .5 - but 5 whole whopping pounds.
I was instantly bummed out - tried to analyze where I could have possibly gone wrong, but I still don't see what could have caused it. I've been Shredding now for almost 2 weeks, have increased my shredding to take place M-F (except yesterday - needed a mental break), added lap swimming on Saturdays and will try to get in at least 1 jog on Sundays or 1x/wk whenever time permits. I don't know if my body is adjusting to a new routine filled with cardio, strength and fat blasting Jillian moves...have been doing great with my calorie intake. Keep "treats" to a very minimum. Wonder if I should eliminate sugar and see what happens. I drink 64 ounces of water every single day and NEVER drink any soda. What to do, what to do.
Well...feeling sorry for myself definitely will get me NOWHERE fast. I admit last night at home, as soon as I finished my tofu-spinach stir fry, I almost reached for some comforting oreos that hubby brought home (why in the HELL do they do that anyways) - wanted to chew his head off for daring to bring in one of my weaknesses into the house. Yeah, really, I almost said something but it occured to me that this battle is within myself and it doesn't have a dang thing to do with what's around me. It's all in the self control and thankfully, I had a good dose of self control last night.
So, no more pity party. I am regrouping and refocusing on what I need to do from here (that's womanly possible anways with my crazy work and life schedule). I don't know if I could manage to up the jogging during the week, because I might literally croak after shredding. Don't think I could manage a jog immediately after, not until I'm stronger anyhoot.
I'm not a huge Britney Spears fan, but this whole thing has me with a tune in my head. One that will keep me determined and one that will get me believing that I CAN again. Stronger.
And I promise to myself and to you dear Spark Friends, that I will be stronger today than I was yesterday!