Monday, December 31, 2012

Day 251: One Day More to 2013

Here it is, friends and followers. The final day of 2012!

I know it's been a very long time since my last post, and I need to be held accountable for that. Yes, December is one of the busiest and most distractible months of the year, and I have semi-fallen off the fitness wagon.

I've still been working out with the Jillian Michaels YouTube vids about 3 times per week, but my intake has gone to the bad with all the holiday goodies that have been made available over the past several weeks.

The decline of my discipline began when my mom was in the hospital in October. Stress, fatigue, laziness... Pile that before the holidays started, and I was sure to falter. Falter, but NOT fail.

Strangely enough, despite all this, I have been able to maintain an average weight of 135.2 lbs over the past 2 months. I'm thankful that the numbers haven't gone up any more than that, but I also know that I've probably lost some muscle mass since my biking has pretty much ceased during the winter.

My goal is to eventually lose 10 to 15 more pounds.
I mustn't let this slip get any bigger!

I know it's super cliche' to have a New Year weight loss resolution, but I do intend to behave more once the new year begins. I honestly look forward to warmer weather and to March 10th when Daylight Savings Time returns!! 

2012 was full of ups and downs, just like any other year. It's up to us to look back on those memories and realize what we learned from all of them. Be proud of the progress you make, even if it's just a little. 

Me 5 days before I started my journey vs. me Christmas Eve

I wish you all a Happy and prosperous New Year! Here's hoping that 2013 has much love, happiness, and progress for all of us. Thank you ALL for your support over the past 251 days! I can't wait to see what else lies in store for me in this journey.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Day 224: Free Food is Costly

This time of year is always stressful, wonderful, and overflowing with food. Today was no exception.

I was offered free pizza, cupcakes, rice krispie treats, all kinds of different cookies, candy, and sodas ALL DAY LONG at work today. Talk about temptations! I hate to say it, but I said yes to one slice of pepperoni pizza and, 1 rice krispie treat, and 1 1/2 cupcake. Oh, regrets. I've got a few, but then again, too few to mention....

Ok, no more quoting Paul Anka/Frank Sinatra, I promise. Well, maybe.

Thanks to all the rain we had today, my walk did not I hope the weather lets me go for my walk tomorrow! 

Later in the afternoon, I attended an on campus event where there were even MORE free goodies available. (This was where I ate the 1/2 cupcake.) Ok, really, it was 1 cupcake, but it was a mini one, so I call it 1/2. It was a great little gathering for students, faculty, and staff's families to celebrate the upcoming holidays! There was cookie decorating, face painting, present wrapping, musical chairs, ornament making, and writing letters for Santa!

I made LIT cookies!
And I didn't eat them! =D
I was supposed to just take pics,
but I couldn't help but want to join the fun!
She wanted a pink bow!
When I got off of work, I felt sluggish, and like my entire mouth tasted like it was coated with sugar. I gulped a ton of water, and I hit the Jillian Michaels Level 2 Shred workout HARD.

I feel better already! You know you did something right when the sweat is dripping off your elbows.

So lesson learned today... Just because it's THERE doesn't mean you have to eat it. It makes you feel, for lack of a better term, icky.