This “Fitness Journey” is not going as I had planned. However, that’s not ALL bad. It’s just—different.
|I can cut back! No topping!|
I have always been the type that wanted quantitative results. So I naturally want to see the scales moving, and they just aren’t! I have been faithful since my return from the vacation to Alaska and I didn’t gain ON that wonderful trip; but the scales haven’t moved since then!
I still exercise 5 or 6 days a week. I admit that I haven’t been watching the calories as I was before; but I also know that I am not overeating. Generally. Now, there was Thanksgiving. There are two kinds of Thanksgivings: bad Thanksgivings and very bad Thanksgivings. I was very bad. But I went to boot camp the night before and the morning after.
I have been faithful to go to boot camp three days a week. On off days I do 30 minutes of cardio. Soon, I will be into some weeks I may not be able to do as well—but there are choices. Wicked Amy is SOOOOO wicked that she offers boot camp five times a week: Monday and Wednesday at 6:00 PM; Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 AM and Saturday morning at 9:30. Surely I can make three of those each week, even though I certainly do NOT prefer those early mornings! I can still do it.
I feel that I am not making progress, and yet I am. I am adding weights at boot camp. I am not taking chances in hurting anything these next 35 days. I will do the best I can, but not beat myself up over not pushing myself during this time. I celebrate the small things. I can see the muscles in various parts of my body changing. I can see my clothes fitting differently.
I just bought a sweater that has horizontal stripes. Do you have any idea how long it has been since I have purchased a garment with horizontal stripes? I may not be ready to take on a whole dress; but the sweater doesn’t look half bad! I had a man who is at least ten years younger than I tell me he thought I looked pretty good for “Turning 60.” I think I love him. Unfortunately for me, he is Wicked Amy’s husband.
As I trudge through this season, I celebrate these small victories, and I know that after the New Year I will be back on track, adding some personal training sessions, continuing boot camp, and most of all, back to eating better.
How am I going to navigate the landmines of the holidays? My goal is to just maintain until after the New Year’s Eve wedding of my son. I will spread out my planned events as much as I can. Tonight the hubs and I went out to eat. I got my salmon dinner and I haven’t had salmon since Alaska (This salmon doesn’t hold a candle to Alaskan salmon, but it’s what it is and it was good). I will make the best choices that I can.
But I WILL have a piece of pumpkin pie once in awhile!