I'm back and ready for 2011...
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Well, I wouldn’t officially be back if I didn’t blog! LOL! So, I successfully made my rounds to all my Spark peeps today, so I’m feeling good about that- I definitely missed everyone!
The time off had its high points and low points- doesn’t life always work that way? LOL!
I used the time to regroup and prep myself and my routine to get my head (and the rest of me) back in the game. The low points were that I was sick the last 2 weeks of December and then I had my moment of truth on January 1, 2011 when I stepped on the scale to get my official start weight for 2011. Well friends, my plateau that led into a spiraling hiatus cost me 7 lbs. C’est la vie, right? I had a split second of upset about it and then I said to myself, “it is already done, you can only fix it from here, so get on it!”
In that spirit, as much as I had to drag myself, I actually made it to the gym last night for the first time in 3 months! Of course, there were repercussions there too. I have lost my stamina on the Stairmaster. When I left I had built up to 45 minutes on that thing! Last night I could only manage 10 minutes, which equals 60 floors and 110 calorie burn. Ok, not stellar but I didn’t quit there, I was like, “oh, no chubby girl, you’re not getting off that easy!” So, I headed for the stationary bike and chose the cross country trek and cranked out 25 minutes for a total of 4 miles and 120 calories. After I was done, for a brief moment, I thought I would be ill, I think my body was trying to tell me that it didn’t appreciate me taking the break because now it had to get up to speed again. But, the moment passed and despite my exhaustion, I was not only proud of myself but I actually felt better (even though not an ounce had changed!) because it relieved my stress, relaxed my mind, and I slept like a log last night!
I’m taking a different approach this time and I feel confident that I will reach my goal weight in 2011. I’m not at a place to really reveal my process, I’m concerned more with sticking with my routine and focusing on that, so stay tuned for future blogs and pictures.
There you have it friends, I’m back! I hope that 2011 brings great things for all of my Spark friends, because- yep, you guessed it, “you all rock!” See I haven’t changed my personality! Lol!