Wednesday, December 18, 2013

WIW: 12/18/13

As much as I would love to say that I've been getting my butt kicked by Jillian Michaels every morning, I can't. After completing the level 1 work out Monday morning I was experiencing quite a bit of lower back pain. Driving to work that morning was rough so I decided to make an appointment with my chiropractor for Tuesday morning {even though I had just seen her Saturday morning}. And while my back has been feeling better since then it's still not 100%. So I made the decision to take a second day of rest from the 30 Day Shred. I would rather prevent further injury than push through just to make a work out happen. Side note: my back problems are not a result of the 30 Day Shred work out and my back didn't bother me during the work out except for one of the ab exercises.

After taking the weekend off from the Shred and then taking Tuesday off as well I was expecting to see a gain on the scale this morning. Some how a miracle happened though and I gained less than a pound, even after indulging on pizza at work last night.

Which brings me to my next point. I seem to be all or nothing when it comes to working out and eating right. Either I'm working out consistently and not eating right or I'm eating right and not working out. The bright side is that I know I can do both. But the dark side is that I haven't done them together. I need to work on incorporating both into my routine. And of course I pick a fine time to want to do that with the holidays coming up.

I hate to say it but it's looking like I'm going to be starting fresh January 1st. I would rather start today because yesterday I said tomorrow but being realistic I don't see that happening with the holiday schedule coming up. This doesn't mean that I'm going to completely slack off on the weight loss but I know I won't be putting in my best effort until after the holidays are over.

That's all I've got for you this week. 2013 didn't turn out to be my year {completely my fault} but I'm definitely going to be making 2014 mine. No ifs ands or buts about it!

Pretty Strong Medicine

Starting Weight {highest weight recorded}: 207.7
Today's Weigh In, Dec. 18: 207
Gain: 0.4
Overall Loss: 0.7

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  1. I have the same problem, I work out and eat like crap, I don't work out and my eating is MUCH better lol.

  2. I can do both at the same time, but only maintain it for about 2 weeks or so, then I'm totally drained mentally and physically! I think it's because I go too hardcore all at once.

    I'll be doing the same over the holidays. I can't say that I'm not going to eat junk, but I'm not going to throw it all away this next week either. Jan 1 is coming and it's always a nice fresh feeling, a new beginning! You'll do great!

  3. I am the SAME with all or nothing. I can eat well for a little while then BOOM one bad meal just spins me outta control! And I haven't been to the gym regularly in almost a year. Shame, shame. Let's make a deal to do better in 2014!

  4. It took me a long time to get over the all or nothing mind set. Some days I still struggle. Just remember that some effort is better than no effort.


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