Well with a busy week that I have been having, I slipped up. I went back to my old staple bread not because I didn’t have anything but just because it was easier. I have to break this habit. If I can break this habit I will be in a better place. I know what I have to do but I just have to remind myself everyday what I have to do. I also did eat more than I should as well. It is so easy to fall back into old ways. I did gain a couple of pounds back but to be honest I really do not know if it is that or due to swelling. I have been drinking plenty of water(96 ounces a day)and I have been exercising (between my Gazelle and Yoga)The weight gain could be due to that but I am not going to hold my breath. I am not going to beat myself up about it but I am going to really concentrate on the bread eating and portioning my food out each meal. If I can get that under control I will be able to get it all there.
On the flip side, I went out to buy some new exercise clothes because the ones I had have started to wear out. So I went to our favorite store in the world (sarcasm) and they had some Danskin tops on sale (always love a great sale). I bought me two tanks and one t-shirt…all under $10!! The thing that is better than that…I was able to get them in a MEDIUM!!!! 😀 It looks like I am doing something right despite of my slips this week. I’ll post pics next week once I start wearing them.
So I am in week five and I am feeling amazing. I guess the vacation did more for me then just getting away from everything. I have increased my gazelle time as I said last week to 30 mins and I have felt it in a good way. My legs are looking a lot more toned…but I think that is for all of the time I have spent. That did not come in just one week of doing 10 extra minutes a day…but wouldn’t it be nice if it did…lol!! My yoga is becoming easier every time I do it. I’d say I’m almost where I was 15 yrs ago when I all but stopped doing it but I still got a bit to go on that. I believe age does have something to do with it but I only think it is a small amount. I believe if you have been doing it, you will be able to continue with it regardless of your age. That is what I am aiming for. I want my abilities back and I am going to fight for them!!
I am continuing on my diet as well as all of the exercise. I don’t get hungry like I used to. Meaning , I don’t snack on useless junk. Yes I do have ice cream, candy and all that other stuff. I just don’t crave them so I am eating less and less of them. I eat more fresh fruit and fresh vegetables. Right now peaches and watermelons are in season and they are better then any piece of candy you can imagine 🙂 I guess like the old saying is “out of sight, out of mind” is true. When you don’t see them any more, you really don’t want them anymore. I have had bread once this week and that was on a sub sandwich that I had at my parents house over the weekend. Other then that, there is no bread in my diet. I am trying to drink more water but I tell you even in the heat down here, it is hard to drink 6-16 oz glasses of water. Some days are easier then others and I will continue to work on that.
So here I sit, Still thinking about my vacation and am so glad to be home again 🙂 Sometimes it’s really hard to get back on the horse after you’ve been on vacay but surprisingly it was not too hard this time. I think I actually have surprised myself to be honest. My body was more than ready to get back into the swing of things. I slid back into my routines with minor bumps, which says a lot about how far I have come on this journey. A year ago I could not have said this…actually to be honest, a year ago I probably would have found an excuse not to go back to my routines. But this time, it was so much easier. It was like my body was expecting me to go back. So go back I did…and am so glad I am!!
My eating habits have changed too. I have noticed in the last couple of months my body has started talking again (yes I know that sounds silly). If I reach a point where I have had enough, my body pushes back and says STOP!! If I don’t listen then I pay for it rest of the day with either severe indigestion or I get so sluggish I cannot move. I hate both feelings…UGH!!! Yes there was a time I did hear that, but over the years I forgot about it. I didn’t listen. Now I can hear it again and boy am I listening now…lol!!
My exercising has become easier. I no longer have issues breathing when doing my exercises. That’s not to say I am not challenging myself. It means that my body is adjusting itself (like the eating) and letting me know I can do more. I am going to push more starting this week. I am going to increase my gazelle time by 10 mins from 20 up to 30 mins so I can get that extra burn. I will continue my yoga twice a week to make sure my body gets it’s flexibility back as well.