Friday, September 13, 2013

Fitness Friday

I haven't posted about my eating & working out in a bit so I figured it was about time to do an update. You may want to get comfy, this has the potential to be a long post.

I have really been slacking the past 2 weeks. To be completely honest, I'm sick of eating healthy food! As bad as I want to like that kind of stuff, I just don't. It has seriously been having an effect on my mood & happiness. That's how much food has an impact on me. I need to go to therapy. (By the way, I have a post about mine & food's relationship in my drafts. I need to post it, but I'm scared. It will probably scare a few of you away.)

In the evenings, when I know we're having a meat (which I don't really care for unless it's a big juicy cheeseburger or boneless chicken wings) and healthy veggies scheduled for dinner, I don't even want to cook because I don't want to eat that meal. I want starch! Like seriously, my last meal would be macaroni & cheese, mashed potatoes, and rolls. That's it - no meat, nothing fancy, just all starches. It really sucks to have taste buds like that!

This week, I'm trying to get back on the band wagon, but I'm having trouble. I don't know where my motivation went, but I NEED it to come back!

I didn't work out the past 2 weeks either. I'm sick of Insanity! Do you see a trend in my life right now? :) Seriously though, I've learned something about myself from doing Insanity. I cannot commit to a 2 month workout video. I get tired of it after the first month. From now on, I will only be doing 30 day workout videos. But that doesn't mean I've quit Insanity. I started Month 2 Monday and I'm determined to finish it out. I'm on the max workout videos which last for an HOUR! First of all, it is kicking my booty to workout for an hour. But the biggest problem I've had with that amount of time is trying to fit it into my day. I don't want to do it until Brayden goes to bed, but since he goes to bed at 8:30 that pretty much only leaves from 9-10 to do it, which leaves me no time to do anything I want to do. It's really been a struggle for me to find time for myself lately.

So, after all that depressing talk, I do have some good news. Believe it or not, I actually still managed to lose weight during those 2 "off" weeks. I know I didn't announce my start weight, but I am so excited to announce that my weight no longer starts with a 2!! Yep, that's right, my weight starts with a 1 again! That's huge, folks. I am so determined to never go back in to the 200s. So, that only leaves about 50 pounds to my goal weight - no biggie. ;) Since I started back in January, I have lost a total of 32 pounds! One would think that would be enough to get me back on track, but one would be wrong.

I'm considering posting my before & after pictures after I get done with Insanity. We'll see how that turns out. :)

Any advice on how to get out of this slump I'm in? Would you like to see before & after pictures or would you rather not throw up in your mouth?


  1. Before and After pics would be great, even if you don't post them. They'll be a great visual for you to see how far you have come. I keep wanting to do them myself and tell myself if I don't reach my goal, I'll post them and embarrass myself, but I just can't get motivated.

  2. I love love love food myself... I sometimes almost feel as if I am in bondage to it because I think about it all the time. Ugh. I would go for the starches too. I have no good advice because I pretty much fall off the bandwagon all the time. I am snacker though and I have tried brushing my teeth right after dinner to avoid this downfall. Praying you can jump back in wholeheartedly.