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Friday, November 4, 2011

November 4

The Good: Today marks the 8th year that my husband and I have been together. We have been through a lot together in 8 years but I am so thankful to have him by my side. As we both embark on our weightloss journeys, we cheer each other on and give each other support. :)

The Bad: We went to the Carolina Craftsman Classic today with our friends, Adam and Erin, and also had a wonderful breakfast with them. It certainly was not a healthy breakfast but I did enjoy spending time with them!

The Ugly: Shawn and I went to eat Mexican for lunch...yes....not the best idea but we did. Tomorrow we both start our Isagenix 30 day cleanse so I guess we can let this last Mexican meal slide. Looking forward to jump starting tomorrow!!

Day 4: I am thankful to have a husband that supports me in all of my endeavors. I am so thankful to have him by my side through all of my ups and downs!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

November 4

The Good: I had a great workout after school today which was much needed after a crazy, stressful day. It definitely took me a while to get back into the rhythm of the elliptical and I am certainly no where close to where I left off but it felt good to get back on it and try again. As I was on the elliptical today, it reminded me how good it felt to relieve my stress by working out. Just taking 30 minutes-1 hour to clear my head is well worth it! I need to remind myself of this on the days that I don't feel like going to workout. :)

The Bad: I wasn't able to do my usual hour on the elliptical which was defeating but I know I will be able to get back to that point hopefully very soon!

The Ugly: I was stressed out this afternoon at work and dived into a bag of M&Ms. Did they make me feel better? Yes, for an instant but that was it. I need to remove myself from emotional eating ASAP! The workout this afternoon I did felt far better than the pack of M&Ms.

Day 3: I am thankful for my family. Without them, I certainly would not be the person I am today nor would I be able to make this lifestyle change! They have been with me through the good times and the bad and have never left my side!

November 2

The Good: I felt good all day and had a little pep in my step which I think is from getting back to the gym for the past 2 days. It felt good to have that feeling back again. I also got on the scale just to see where I was and have already lost 2 pounds just by getting back to the gym! I definitely learned a lot through this "off" time I have had and one of the biggest things I have learned is that my body REQUIRES exercise....PERIOD. I am not someone who can get away without working out. I reflected even in high school when I was the fittest I have ever been and it was clear to me that I walked 9-18 holes of golf EVERY DAY along with having a personal trainer at Gold's along with at least an hour of cardio 4-5 times a week. This proves that my body requires exercise...even if it isn't strenuous, it still needs to MOVE.

The Bad:
We had Hudson's catered for lunch today at school by Rymarc Homes which was so awesome but the options were BBQ, BBQ chicken, mac-n-cheese, rice and gravy, rolls, and spiced apples. That's right....no veggies. I did enjoy it and knew I would have to regroup afterwards. It was so nice to eat like an adult for the day!!

The Ugly: We had breakfast at church tonight. It was so good and hit the spot and once again...not many good choices to choose from. Instead of giving up afterwards, I decided that this was only one day and I would get back on track tomorrow.

Day 2: I am thankful for a beautiful neighborhood that is safe and I enjoy walking in.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November 1

The Good: I went to the gym for day 2 back in action and was proud of myself! The first step to start again is sooo hard but once you get started, everything quickly falls back into place. I also cooked dinner tonight for Shawn and I and it was awesome! So easy and so good! I made a Jenni-O Applewood Smoked Turkey Breast in the oven, sweet potatoes, and asparagus. Very simple and really good. The Jenni-O Turkey Breasts are awesome and easy to fix! Check them out next time you are looking for something yummy and easy to cook! You can find them in the meat section of the grocery store. :)

Check out this link from Women's Health on the Best Foods for Women....Jenni-O Applewood Smoked Turkey Breast made the list!

The Bad: For the last few weeks, I have physically felt bad. I know putting 25 pounds back on my body is hurting it and I honestly don't think it ever phased me before how poorly I really felt physically. I can definitely tell those 25 pounds are back and they are NOT wanted in this body. I am working hard to get them back off and trying to have them back off before Christmas. I think I can do it if I work really hard at watching what I eat and exercise at least 5 times a week.

The Ugly: Stress....honestly stress from work and Shawn's work has been what has gotten in my way of working out the last few months. I have been praying about it constantly and looking for answers on how to get back in the routine I was in last winter/spring. I cannot believe my year is coming up so quickly! It is amazing how quickly time flies. I am trying to find different ways to relive stress instead of eating. I am definitely a stress eater. I used to deny it but have sense realized that denying isn't helping the problem one bit. I recently read an article Jillian Michaels wrote about stress eating. She said to find alternate ways to decompress and to destress...for example....take a hot bath/shower, go for a walk to clear your head, listen to music and dance around the house, give yourself a pedicure/manicure, read a book, etc. I need to continue to think of these things when I get stressed out and implement them instead of binge eating whatever I can find in the pantry or fridge! :)

I am also going to include something I am thankful for each day of November that relates to my blog. Please join me if you would like!
Day 1-I am thankful for my body. As difficult as my weight struggle has been my whole life, I am glad I have a body that moves and is healthy enough to enjoy life!