I thought that I would give myself a break from posting until after Labor Day, but I feel frustration brewing and I need to vent somehow. And its Friend Making Monday, so I’ll start with my rant and hopefully end on a positive note with Friend Making Monday.
As You can see there is no “Sweat it Out” portion of my blog today. The kid’s club at the gym is closed, and so I had to forgo my last workout b, and will skip straight to the fitness test portion on Wednesday and Friday. For any of my new readers, I’ve been doing a Weight lifting program called “The New Rules of Lifting for Women”, and I am in the last week of phase 1.
I have mixed feelings about not being able to go to the gym, and it bothers me. I would say I eat strictly good about 4 of the 7 days of the week. The days that I have ho-hum eating are usually Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I get back on track on Monday and usually have lost weight by Thursday. The problem is that I use the gym as a cushion just in case I go a couple of points aver my daily allotment. I started getting a little anxiety on Sunday knowing that I wouldn’t be able to go to the gym today, and I’m getting paranoid already that I won’t lose any weight by Thursday.
That is the frustrating part about losing weight. When it happens celebrate it, but then the pressure’s on (from myself) to get to the next goal as quickly as possible. And we know how much my all or nothing attitude helps that out. I feel like if I’m not working out the day is shot, why even try. It gets hard when weight loss is CONSTANTLY on the brain.
There are certain things that I cannot eat, even if I count them into my points. I have a hard time with this portion of the “Points Plus” system that Weight Watchers introduced last year. If you eat any processed foods, you are screwed. I have never had this hard of a time losing weight with Weight Watchers before, and I’m wondering if it is because I am in my thirties now, just had a baby, or if there is a learning curve with this program.
If I stay in my points, workout for an hour and a half a day I only lose a pound. I feel like I am k-i-l-l-i-n-g myself for every pound I lose. Have I messed up my metabolism from yo-yo dieting so badly, or does everyone have this hard of a time? And I forgot to mention that after the 4 days of eating good and working out, I feel like I’m going to pass out from lack of nutrition, but if I eat anymore I don’t lose.
So as you can see, I’m trying really hard to get my head back in the game. I know everyone is different in the way they lose, and I just need to stay focused. BTW, has anyone noticed a trend on when I get these feelings? It’s usually within the days after I have a huge success. I just need to harness these feelings, and then clean the crap out of my house with them. If I can’t go to the gym, I have to get a workout in somehow.
If you made it through my frustrated rant, thanks for hanging through the negativity. Now onto some positivity with Friend Making Monday! This fun post comes courtesy of Kenlie over at All The Weigh. If you are a fellow blogger you can play along with your own post, but remember to link up in the comment section at All the Weigh (or leave me a comment so I can check out your site!).
1. What is your favorite food? Unfortunately, pizza and ice cream. No certain flavors, I love it all.
2. What is your favorite childhood memory? Any Christmas. My family is VERY traditional, and we would get together with our entire extended family and put on talent shows. Then we would take turns opening presents from Gramma and Grampa. They always got us exactly the toy we wanted. Then we would do fun things like caroling.
3. What is your favorite way to burn calories? (keep the comments clean Dustin) Right now I am loving spin class. But the best way to burn calories is when you are not intending to burn them like walking around at a Farmers Market, or going shopping. So I guess spending money is my favorite way to burn!
4. What is your favorite mode of technological communication? Right now it is through the blog. I have a hard time saying what I want to say when speaking. Writing this blog has helped me to think about what I want to communicate and helps me to collect my thoughts.
5. Who is your favorite actor/actress? Will Ferrell. Just thinking about him makes me laugh. Anchorman is one of my most favorite movies, and my husband and I quote it OFTEN. In fact, my blog tag line has a quote from the movie (glass case of emotion). Plus, if you’ve ever seen him in an interview he is a very down to earth lovable guy.
6. What is your favorite lip color? Clear? I am a less is more kind a gal. When I do wear make-up, that is more than just eyeliner and mascara, I usually do a light smokey eye which means you should wear a more nude lip color (I use to work at Nordstrom’s cosmetic department). If I do wear something on my lip it’s usually lip gloss, but carmex chapstick is always number 1.
7. Who is your favorite historical figure? I have no idea. I would really have to think about this question. I’ll get back to you.
8. Who is your favorite athlete? Once again no idea.
9. What is your favorite tv network? NBC. I live for the Thursday night line up and I own every season of The Office. Parks and Recreation is slowly becoming my second favorite.
10. What is your favorite site on the web? Probably my google reader. It has all the blogs that I follow. They help to motivate me on a daily basis and I’m starting to make some fun blog friends that I like to keep in touch with!
Now its your turn! Pick a question from above and tell me something about yourself!
Have a great Labor Day everyone!