It’s been so long since I’ve posted a Mamavation Monday post, I had someone check on me last week asking if I was coming back. It has also been one month since I pretty much gave up. I gained a lot of weight starting a birth control pill and then when I went off of it, I started my period the following day, then had about a week and then had the worst PMS, bloating and a real period that started shortly after that. I spent most of last week on the couch not able to move, because every time I did…it was bad news. I gave in to too much the last month or so and have just been way too easy on myself. It all came to a point last night when my mom and husband pretty much told me I have to do something. I have been loosely trying, but whenever it gets tough, I give up and give in to old / bad habits and it has to stop.
I am loving my gym membership and it’s the best money I’ve spent in a very long time, but as the saying goes “You can’t out train a bad diet.” I put that theory to the test, and it’s true…so very true. I’ve basically wasted my time at the gym the past couple of weeks – and I didn’t go at all last week – because I have been eating like absolute CRAP every single day. I’ve been so embarassed to do anything, because I have gained back everything I lost when I was on weight watchers…and more. In all fairness, I just weighed myself, I’m dressed, have already had two meals today…but no more excuses. It is what it is, and it’s not pretty.
Just in case you can’t read that, it says 215.8 which is horrifying. I can’t believe this. I hate the way I feel. I’m out of breath, I’m exhausted all the time, I eat like crap, I drink way too much diet coke, I hardly drink water, I eat too much fast food and not enough vegetables.
And I just realized I have on two different socks. Awesome.
I have made a choice to go on a Dr. approved program. For the next 7 days, I’m supposed to add in two cups of vegetables to lunch and dinner and also add in fresh fruits as well. I’m also supposed to drink at least 64oz of water and keep exercising. Next week, I will start the official program which concentrates on lean proteins, vegetables, whole grains and healthy fats. The best part is that, it requires little to no thinking on my part. I will be given a list of foods to eat and a list of foods to eat in moderation. I will be given meal plans and a shopping list as well. I used to think that a plan that told me what to eat, how much, etc would drive me crazy, but I have realized it’s exactly what I need. The absolute hardest part for me right now is to be surrounded by foods, and I love the simplicity of being able to prep all of my food for a week and just grab what I need to eat at any point during the day.
And now for the Mamavation Monday question for today!
What steps have you made so far this year to improve your quality of life?
I joined a gym a few weeks ago and I’m working on the eating portion of losing weight. I realize that no matter how hard I work out, I need to control my eating as well.