Into the groove but why is it never enough?
This is the end of the 12th week of a new life of healthy eating and lots of exercise.
I had a new project for work plus a lot of little projects all needing to be completed this week. I’m still experiencing a good healthy groove and although I have been busy I’ve respected my diet and managed to get in 4 running sessions.
For three weeks I had no alcohol. I really miss drinking wine and relaxing with my friends. This week in particular I worked a lot of long hours so I decided to have 2 glasses of wine one night and 2 beers another night.
I know some people would be like “Wow 3 weeks without drinking. That’s outstanding” And other folks would be like “You obviously like drinking too much so you shouldn’t drink ever, ever again”
Well I’ll see if I can keep the over-drinking vodka girl from coming back. I know that alcohol is creepy like that but I am soooo not ready to give it up forever.
Looking at the calendar there are 4 monkey stickers for working out. I’m petting myself and rubbing my ears for that because I felt like I didn’t have time for those runs but I reminded myself of their importance to my well-being and state of mind especially because I was too busy and stressed.
Smiley stickers everyday for good diet days. And the 2 monster stickers that represent wine and beer cheat meals.
Sticker for this week is “Brilliant.” That’s how I felt this week as I made intelligent choices throughout a rather busy week.
Let’s see how this works on the scale. Last week I weighed 174.2
172.6 just about 2 pounds lost this week. That is great for me. Losing 2 lbs in one week is actually an unusual event for my body and me. Sooo why aren’t I more cheerful?
Okay it’s been 12 weeks There is a part of me that says I should have lost 2 pounds every week. That I really should weigh 155 now and I can’t even get out of the 170s.
Should have… yet here I am 9lbs lost and 4lbs of muscle gained straddled with the ancient complaint “it’s not enough it should be more”. Perhaps it should be taking this long simply because it is taking this long. Be well and you should be here next week.