Monday, January 14, 2013
The Health Journey: Refocusing
I've actually been working at this for a couple weeks at this point but I thought I'd get back to updating the journey and keeping myself accountable.
What's new for this year? Not a whole lot, actually. I'm still watching what I eat, though I ate way too much sugar over the holidays, and I'm exercising. What has changed is the focus I'm giving to everything. Conscious decisions to eat better have changed what kind of food I buy a great deal and I've started a more focused, higher intensity workout routine and I'm doing it almost everyday. Yes, I do occasionally take rest days but I'm working out more days than I'm not.
Part of this is because I'm sick of only having a low to moderate level of activity on any given day. Yes, with my job I'm going to have more activity most days for a while, but I didn't want the first week back to work to cripple me for 2 or 3 days. Last week was my first full week back and I'm actually very pleased with what happened. There was pain but it wasn't as intense or long-lasting as it usually is.
I'm still debating putting up my "before" pictures before I have some decent "after" or "during" pictures but it might help. I don't know, if anybody wants to see them, let me know in the comments.
I may keep a running total of current weight and weight lost but weighing in is going to be a challenge with the job. Maybe I'll just put them up when I have them.
Right now, I'm sitting at 4 pounds lost in the last 2 weeks with 1/2" lost off my waist.
I'm glad I'm back and I'm looking forward to sharing this journey with you again.
Update: So, managed the weigh in this morning and I'm sitting at 5 pounds lost in 2 weeks. Not bad. Not bad at all.