At least I think I am. I’ve been going through a horrible bout of the crazies at work paired up with a case of writers block. I haven’t been able to think of anything to write and with work being so busy, the blog is the first thing to slip. As much as I am back, I can’t guarantee tons of posting. My project at work is insanely busy the closer we get to completion, so that really is my focus.
Usually when bloggers disappear, particularly weight loss bloggers, we gain 25 pounds and quit working out. Not this lady. I hit the 100 pound lost mark. Granted I’m up a few from that thanks to all of the work stress and not always making the right choices, but I’m back on track.
I also haven’t given up on working out. I’m on the last couple of days of Couch 2 5k, and have already down loaded the app for Bridge to 10K which works you to running for 60 consecutive minutes. Running is a crazy thing to me. Somedays its an absolute joy and the time just flies by. The past couple have been more torture than joyous. I’m sticking with it though. I don’t see myself being a marathoner or even a half marathoner, I just want to get through the 5k so I can knock that off my list.
I’ve knocked two more items off of my 40 by 40 list in March. Reached 100 pounds lost and take a Body Pump class. I took the Body Pump class today, and can I say? I’m in LOVE. The hubs and I are testing out a new local gym and I’m taking full advantage of the free 7 day pass. Tomorrow I will be knocking another item off the list, #27-Take a Yoga Class. This weekend I will be knocking off #32-Take a spin class. The yoga class I’m not super nervous for, its a level 1 class, so I think I can work through whatever I am capable of. The spin class, SO nervous. A friend recommended a gel seat cover so I have one coming from Amazon. I’m scared my lady bits are going to be in pain for days!
Eating has been on point this week, I’m really focusing on getting back to basics. Protein first, two shakes a day if needed to hit my 80 grams of protein required, taking all of my vitamins (2 weeks straight without missing one!) and I’ve been testing out new recipes from a few Paleo cookbooks I’ve picked up. All very simple foods, but packed with flavor.
On top of all of this, I’ve made my first appointment with a counselor. While most things in my life are going great, I’ve changed a LOT over the last 6-7 months and its sometimes changing the dynamics of relationships in my life. It will be nice to work with a third party that is impartial to work through some of those issues. I’m also looking to work on some body image issues that I am running into. While I can now show in “normal” stores, and am just pounds (literally) away from Onederland, I still see the 300+ pound person in the mirror. I know that it takes a while for someones head to catch up to where their body is, but I am looking forward to having someone help me work through those issues.
The appointment tomorrow is really just an interview of sorts. One of the pre-op requirements that I had was a physiological analysis, which consisted of 2-3 visits with a therapist. I knew immediately that I didn’t connect with the person who was doing the analysis, but I didn’t want to start the process over again. I’m will now to meet with multiple people until I find the person that I “click” with. Yes Mom, I’m finally ready to listen to a brain doctors
Tata for now,