Let’s do some re-cap!
I started using a new program on my phone. I am sure many of you have heard of it . It is called MyFitnessPal. It is an app that allows me to keep a digital food and exercise journal. Exciting right? I downloaded it by request of a friend suggesting to use it with her as a way to keep each other motivated. We can spy on each others deliciously bad decisions and offer positive comments on exercise logged. It takes stalking to a whole new level!
I will admit that I could use some motivation, dedication, inspiration. Pick any of one of those words, they all apply. Since moving to New Mexico last September I have fallen off my workout routine and food management. It all started with moving, packing, road trips, living in a hotel, a short stay in a month long rental while searching for a new house and unpacking. All these things made it easier to hit the fast food window on a daily basis.
I unpacked my size 2’s quickly putting them in the bottom of the drawer. I knew that wasn’t going to happen after my 2 month binge of poor food choices and countless hours in the car searching for a home. Next came out my 4’s. They buttoned. A little snug but it happened. Even though they buttoned I had decided on purchasing the next size up in at least a couple styles to allow me to feel comfortable and confident in my pants. Ahhh, new shorts.
Then came October with the fractured ankle limiting activity for 6 months. Six months of another excuse to use to keep me from getting back into a routine. Do you know that it is amazingly easy to stay off the exercise wagon as the gap widens since the last workout? It is. Finally I was green lit to start intense work outs! I talked more than I preformed and I would hear myself whisper, “We will get started tomorrow.” Two months of procrastination followed by the mysterious knee sprain. I am on eight weeks of light duty exercising using a brace with an ice regiment to follow.
I am not allowing this to stop me. My 6’s are snug and I dream of my 4’s and 2’s. I am 5’8” so being in a 6 to 8 is not a huge disaster, but I came too far after having all those kids to allow myself to not be healthy and happy with my body. I want to keep the tone from dissipating and the mommie tummy in check. I had twins, and another. I have wear from babies, but I also have never said, “Whelp. I can use this as an excuse to be fatter!” The only thing I allow to blame on pregnancy are the couple small tiger stripes I have leftover. That can not be changed!
I am over come with hunger. These past three days at a 1200 calorie diet and light workout routine have left me starving. My water intake has increased already from its 8 to 10 glasses to 12 to 14 to drown the hunger. MyFitnessPal is silently judging my decisions as I enter them while verbally encouraging my progress each time. Wish me luck!