Monday, March 28, 2011

Hitting Bottom

You know I've been struggling lately with consistency ... in my workouts, nutrition, blogging.  Well, I think io hit the bottom this weekend.

I hosted a hosted a Girls Night In on Saturday and had a great time. Gotta do this more regularly.
The only problem was that I've been dealing with an extremely painful leg all week. I just wasn't able to get comfortable. I managed to get in for a massage on Saturday after noon, but that created different challenges. I don't remember being so puffy... Other than hot humid days ... And believe me, Saturday was nowhere near hot nor humid.

Anyway, I didn't drink a lot but had too much rich food, too much sugar and combined with jello shooters ... Did not add up to a good Saturday. I was basically a veghead yesterday.

But it did make me realize that I really have to smarten up, get strict with my eating and get back to my routines. I have to get my workouts AND my meals planned out in advance so I make sure that I have food out for dinner and nutritious leftovers.

Years ago I did the Atkins diet and while I don't really advocate the extremeness of it, I did feel great. More protein and vegetables and combined with moderate levels of fruit ... and I felt great. I need to get back to tracking my nutrition and working out 6 days a week ... I feel myself getting flabby again. And that's just not acceptable.

So hopefully hubby will help, at least in getting back on track. But ultimately it's my responsibility to get my act together.  I did better with my nutrition today ... only 2 small coffees, no junk.  Tomorrow I'll get up and do my cardio workout.  Funny ... I didn't enjoy my second coffee today ... hmmmm.

The massage and chiropractor helped a lot so I should be back in fighting form for tomorrow.

The secret is to never give up.  No matter how many times you falter ... no matter how many missteps you have ... as long as you never give up, you're winning.

I hope you've all had a great day :)


  1. I've been so up and down with my weight loss and gain it was too hard to keep track. Your absolutely right, never give up dear. =)

  2. We only fail when we give up right? Just pick up from where you left off and don't look back. I'm proud of you hon, not only for being so conscious of these things but for sharing your journey with others.

    Love you with all my heart.


  3. I've slowed down a lot since January with my loss - but I'm not giving up either!!! I would've hoped to have been under 200 by now but this is a change for my life so I am not quitting!

    And I know you won't either! :>

  4. Ok now that you are at the bottom .. IT's ONLY UP! UP! UP! going forward... I sooooooooo hear you and understand .. March has been my month of Something's Gotta Give ... this is not what I signed up for!! So, It is up to Moi ... not even Mr. G. can make things better ... I need to start making Lemon aid from all these lemons...

    You know bikini shopping is just around the corner ... We will kick butt together my friend!! Keep moving forward.... xo HHL

  5. I'm sorry you are going through kind of a rut, but your resilience is incredible. I love that you can still realize your goal and go after it, even when times get tough.

    I have been going through a rough patch as well. It is seriouly tough trying to be a healthy person when every person in your life is incredibly unhealthy. :( I'm trudging along though and believe it or not, I think of you a LOT. I swear, I'm not just saying this. Every time I feel like giving up, I actually think about you and it motivates me. Just thought you should know you have that big of an influence on my life.

    PS. My gym just started offering FREE zumba classes next week! I'm ridiculously excited because I love to dance and that has always been a fun exercise for me. Have you done zumba? I've been wanting to try it FOREVER!