I wish I had this awesome reason as to why I have been gone so long. I don’t have one. The reality is that I have been having a really hard time. One thing I keep learning over and over again is that I do not handle stress well. I do not take difficult life events in stride and continue on with my healthy lifestyle. As a matter of fact, I am sure that you can find several entries in my blog just like this one…entries that summarize excuses for why I am not doing what I am supposed to do…entries that whine on and are pretty much a written pity party.
I am done with that.
Here are the things that threw me off, but shouldn’t have…
I started a new job. It is an awesome job. I love it. (Not a reason to stress eat!)
My house was robbed. This was super upsetting. My laptop was taken, so this is a reason why I could not blog, but not a reason to eat cheese pizza and breadsticks afterwards.
I got sick two weeks in a row – stomach bug and nasty sinus infection. Understandable that I did not put in rigorous workouts while sick. A reason for me to eat multiple bowls of Fruity Pebbles and eat a spoon of hot fudge out of the jar as I passed through the kitchen? Ummm….not so much.
So, has the past month of laziness and poor eating gotten me anything? Yes! It did.
It gave me 10 additional pounds stacked onto my gut and ass.
It pisses me off. I have no one to be pissed at but myself. HOWEVER, I am not going to use the pissedoffiness (that really should be a word, by the way), as a reason to why I need a flippin Nachos Bell Grande. I am using it to spring me in the right direction.
I don’t have some brilliant newfangled plan that I am using. I am just going back to what I know works. Here goes:
þ I am following the 21 Day Fix eating plan.
þ I will follow the T-25 Exercise program a minimum of 6 days per week.
þ I will get in some extra cardio in at the gym a minimum of 3 days per week.
þ I will start checking in via one social media method at least once a day to keep myself accountable!
So, yeah, none of this is rocket science. It is just doing what I need to do in order to get the job done. I know I can do it. I WAS doing it. The key is just not stopping every time life throws some curve balls. A change in routine does not mean that Papa John’s and ice cream are suddenly calorie free. Although, that would be AWESOME!