Monday, January 19, 2015

Crap Week

Last week was a crap week, filled with nerve wracking interviews, too much stress eating, and too little working out (#didn'tmakeittothegymonce).

The good news?

Today is Monday, which means the start of a brand new week with brand new possibilities. I don't have to repeat last week! I can get back on course!

And there is nothing like having a CANCUN trip in the near future to remotivate me.

Yes, you read that right. Some friends and I have decided to take a last minute girls trip to Cancun in February. We are leaving our husbands and kids and going to lounge on the beach with pina coladas. It is going to be pure bliss.  We leave in about 5 weeks.

So! New! Goal! Is to be down 20 pounds by Cancun. Currently, I'm down 15. So, all I need to do is steadily loose about one pounds per week between now and then. Totally attainable. Nothing crazy. #allaboutthatslowandsteady

A very exciting thing about this goal is that once I'm minus 20, I will be officially 1/3 of the way through my weight loss goal. CRAZY. I totally remember when losing 5 pounds felt impossible, and now I'm talking about making it to twenty. Progress is nice. But! I can't get complacent. I need to remind myself how awesome it will feel to be down 30  . . .40 . . .50. . . 60!

And with that, time to get my day started so that I have time for the gym!

Peace out.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Note To Self

When at the grocery store and hubby suggests buying a box of soft delicious chocolate chip cookies, say NO. Because if you say yes, you will wake up at 2 in the morning and eat two cookies.

Sugar addiction, folks. The struggle is real.

Monday, January 5, 2015

I'm Nervous!

My tummy is full of butterflies and nerves today and I could barely sleep last night. Today is a big day in our household! Not only is it Neill's first day of work at his new job, but I have my first interview for internship next year. Eeeek!

I spent most of the morning prepping for the interview and then decided to go to the gym for some exercise. I thought it might help be work out the nerves and pass the time before my phone interview.

For some reason though, I felt so tired once I got to the gym. So, I cut my workout a bit short. Do I feel awesome about that? No. But am I proud of myself for even making it to the gym in the first place? Heck yes.

I am constantly having to remind myself that perfection is not a realistic goal. I didn't have the perfect workout, and that is okay. I won't have the perfect interview, and that is okay too. I just have to do my best and trust that it is enough.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Finding Inspiration to Lose Weight in the New Year

A new year is here, and I'm on a journey to find a new me. Or rather - an old me. At the end of 2015, I don't want to look like some supermodel or some fitness chick I follow on IG. Nope. I just want to look (and feel) more like I did a few year ago. So some of the best inspiration for me is scanning through old photos of me, when I was a much healthier weight.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

I hope 2015 brings more laughter than tears . . .

and more calories burned than consumed :)

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Coming Out of the Holi-daze

After a long long long week with the inlaws in West Virgina, I am back at home. While there were many awesome things about the week we spent with family, let me tell you - I don't know if I've ever moved so little and eaten so much. It was like food coma 24/7.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Self Sabotage

Last time we chatted, I was feeling pretty confident that I would be able to be sub 15 pounds by Christmas. I was down 13 pounds and had 14 days to lose the next 2. Totally doable. Right? Right.

Unfortunately, at this point it looks like my goal isn't going to happen.