Time to Face the Music!
Thursday, July 23, 2015
It's been about two and a half months since I've exercised regularly and ate like I cared about health. I went back and double checked by running a report on my exercise minutes, and yep, they dropped off immediately after some bad news about my cat. I haven't taken very good care of myself since. He's my old man, who has been with me through the worst and best, and it's just hard. If I write any more about it right now, I'm going to start crying and I'd rather not. But, all that said, I need to take care of myself. I feel gross and heavy. I need to sweat off the layer of emotional grime I have. I'm a bit scared to check my measurements and weight, but it's needed. I think I may even take my very first "start" picture 'cuz why not? I've always been too embarrassed to take one, but why should I be? It would be nice to compare in two or three months.
I feel like I should be apologizing and making a big deal over how I haven't exercised or eaten well, but honestly, so what? It is what it is. I feel okay enough to start going in the right direction again, and that's what matters. Honestly, this is less for physical health than it is emotional health. I feel better about myself when I exercise. I feel better about myself when I eat right. Both of those take a certain level of energy that I haven't been able to pull together.
So, here's my plan and hopefully I don't sound like an infomercial! I purchased Jillian Michael's Bodyshred dvd set. I've never done a program before, and right now, I could use something a little more long term and different from what I've done before (i.e. random videos). I was thinking about p90x or something of that nature, but dang it, I like Jill. She's my girl. Anyway, this officially lasts eight weeks, but since I haven't really exercised in two months , I'll probably repeat weeks, especially the first few. Each workout is about 30-35 minutes, six days a week. Not bad, right? I watched one of the workouts, and it looks like I'll be exhausted at the end. We'll see. I'm excited to start.
Food-wise? Well, I know what to do. No more living on peanut butter sandwiches or overeating like I have been.
Anyway, that's all for now. I hope the rest of you have been doing well and enjoying the summer.
Okay. Here we go:
Hips: 44 1/4
Thigh: 27 1/2
Calf: 15 1/2
Upper Arm: 13