Sunday, August 21, 2016

Trying to Get Fit - Week 8

Weight - 150.6

Still at the same weight since a few weeks ago. I'm not exercising enough it seems. This week, I think I only worked out once. I really don't know where my routine is going but I think I'm going to start pushing for 5 days now. Maybe I'll have better luck than 3.
I seem to make myself busy or put too much on my schedule with no wiggle room.
Also, I think it's because I'm so conditioned into just sitting around and doing nothing. It takes me awhile to get out of bed as well. About a good 30 minutes or an hour, and my alarm goes off at 7:55am. Out of routine I check my phone. I have been reading to stop having it on and not use it as an alarm. I have this little cheap one I bought from IKEA awhile back that I only used once. Maybe I should get back into using it. I just need batteries.....I don't know if I have any.

Yesterday I got out of work 3 hours earlier than normal. I think we were actually overstaffed on a Saturday which was new.
With all the extra time I had, I did a few tasks. One that was very important was cleaning out my pantry. For The Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge, one was to make over your pantry, and come up with a game plan if you're tempted by sweets.
My makeover went well. I threw away a lot of things I don't use, need or had expired. All of my sweets are gone, even the Nutella (Roomie happily took that!). My pantry actually looks a lot better now. I also used my grocery app on my phone to help organize my pantry so I can be aware of what I have. I'm already using it well and to the fullest. Usually I would just make a grocery list and that would be that. Now I'm able to figure out what I'm low on, and I can even move it to the shopping list when needed and it makes it a breeze! Doing that yesterday is absolutely going to make my life a lot easier! Not that life is too hectic, though it does feel like it, but every little bit helps!
Onto The Game Plan! It's pretty easy. Any time that I'm craving sweets, I take a deep breath, and I eat a piece of fruit that's available to me. I need to start taking some with me to work because we have a vending machine that is packed with sweets! So many temptations, but I've only fell off the wagon once!! I'm very proud of myself.
Today I need to figure out a way to reward myself any time a craving hits me and I manage to resist. Trust me, it's happened a lot!
Being a Lokean and trying to resist sweets is not on easy task! When you're deity enjoys all the sweets the world can offer (especially when you share a love of Rolos), it makes it just a bit difficult. There are still Tim Tams on His altar that I haven't cleaned up yet but I'm not sure what to do about it. It's a waste to throw it away. I got to figure this out.

The other Challenge is pretty easy. Some things have no been that hard. One day Challenge was to change from soda to water. For anyone who knows me, you know I'm religiously drinking water. I do everything I can to get my 8 a day. Today was about snacking healthy. Which is not a terrible transition for me either. I have lots of fruit in the fridge, and all of my bad snacks are gone.

I seem to be getting the hang of all of this on the diet spectrum, but the hardest part seems to be the exercise part. I'm not really sure why. Last I spoke with my therapist, she would tell me to say "I struggle to get out and up" instead of "I can't get out of bed!". I'm not sure how well it's working.
However, I have added working out at my job while at my desk as a thing, so I'm counting it! It's a little difficult though because we have to take notes of our calls that is a tech support issue. I'm having a hard time sticking with that too because I'm absolutely not used to it. My favorite move so far is the side bends. You move to each side and it feels like I'm working my belly fat which is lovely! I just need to incorprate it more in my every day thing. I'm also trying to stand more when not at work. People wonder why I stand so much. I sit at a desk for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, even my butt gets tired!!

Let's hope for a better week!

-Suzie

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