Omg, I'm actually starting a "month" journal, lol. I'm gonna try a different format of tracking this time. :-)
Life: For the most part, it's been up and down since I've been sick. I'm still majorly busy, but I'm doing better with time management, so that's been a plus. My family is having a bad week, so that equals stress for me, but I'm handling it well, I think. Maybe next week will be better.
Exercise: I've been doing really well with this. Last month, I had a really structured exercise schedule, and with work and family, I think I got overwhelmed, ended up doing only a quarter of it, and then getting sick on top of that. (I think we can all agree that it's been stress that's kept my immune system down. I hate to say it, but for me, it seems like as soon as I'm feeling good about something, there's always something that brings it down. But enough about that, because I don't want my journal to be just about depressing crap, it's really about just tracking what I've done, lol.)
- Thursday-Sept 6- 30 minutes zumba (water was ok)-Mood was pretty good
- Saturday-Sept 8- 30 minutes zumba (water was good)-Mood was great
- Sunday-Sept 9- WATP 2 miles (water was excellent)-Mood was good
- Monday-Sept 10- WATP 1 mile (water was meh)-Mood was good, it was a busy day, ran out of time lol
- Tuesday-Sept 11- WATP 3 miles (water was good)-Mood: Stressed, it's been a rough week so far
- Wednesday-Sept 12- 45 minutes zumba + stretching (water was good)-Mood still stressed but ok
All in all, that's EXCELLENT for me considering I haven't consistently exercised in months. I really pushed it with the 3 miles, but I wanted to catch up from Monday, and I'm surprised to say that my sinuses didn't bother me too much. I think I've figured out how to be able to exercise and not end up sick in bed: keep it low impact, don't push too much (well maybe a little, lol), and to stop when I get tired. Also, to change my mindset and realize that even if I am only able to do 10 minutes of something, I'm getting my stamina back up. So that has been positive.
Food wise, I think I've been doing ok. I DO have a weakness for Krispy Kreme donuts, and every morning this week, there's been a box at work. Yikes! And I didn't eat just one on Monday, I had THREE! Maybe I can call it stress eating? Lol, nah, it was "mmmmm they look so good, I can't resist!" I will be so happy when the boxes are gone. And they're right at the front desk, so......lol. But I've balanced it well with my lunches, I believe.
I hope that my momentum can last throughout the month! And I want to apologize, I really hate that I can't respond to everyone's journals and the other posts like I used to, with 2 jobs, it's really hard for me to update, but I catch up on the reading when I can! And I know it seems like days or sometimes WEEKS before I respond to replies, but I'm still here and I will reply.
Ok, now that the long post is done, I hope that I really have success this month. The good news is that I lost 2 pounds of bloat. But there is awkward news, lol. After I was sick, I finally got on the scale, and it showed that I had lost about 6 pounds. I was like, "what?", but still happy. So that got me back on the fitness wagon, right? Ooops, cause when I got back on the scale, it showed that the battery was low (face palm, lol), and I only lost 2 pounds. I was sad about it, but the scale tricked me into working out, so it's kinda good, I guess. Turns out it's not the battery. The scale is just broken. Put new batteries and it's still saying "Lo".....are you serious? LMBO. So sometime this week, I will be purchasing a new scale, lol.
Ok, now the long post is done, lol.