Well, I have to say I am so dang thankful that January is over I could do a silly dance over it. It was truly the most stressful month I have ever had in my life. Not only was there turmoil for me at work with not knowing what is happening with my position, but my other coworkers felt like I was the one to talk to about their own stress about it also. My New Years Resolutions – Week 5 Update is actually pretty good for the end of a bad month!
I say this was a bad month only because of my work situation. My health and fitness, eating and working out, were quite impressive . . . at least to me. No major stress eating, yes a few brain blips and portion control issues, a little gain, but I knew as I was doing it the reason behind it. Not boredom, like normal for me. But stress, uncertainty, loneliness, lost confidence. All related to work. Obviously a change is needed for me, because the work will not change if I do stay here, nor will the boss.
So happy news! I had an interview last week that I thought went pretty well, but did not get the follow-up call like I had hoped. I was more happy with an interview than upset with not getting that second call. My confidence was a little higher. Then Monday, Feb 3rd (gotta put the date, cause it is impressive) I received three calls for interviews!!! THREE! Two for new places and the follow-up for last weeks. Woohoo! Let me tell you, Monday was the best day ever! This was just what my confidence needed, and the extra drama at work didn’t even affect me. I have prospects!
So for my eating this week I felt a lot more stable. The weekend, which is normally my serious out-of-control eating was not horrible. I turned the tv off and read a lot, which meant I wasn’t mindlessly munching. I made a huge soup, that is super low in calories, and ate on that. The muffins I baked had a purpose so I didn’t eat on them at home. Success for sure! For Super Bowl Sunday, I took my own food to the families house to ensure there wasn’t no mindless munching there. They didn’t have anything bad, but they have a great goody cabinet that calls my name right when I walk in the door. I would say the best week of the new year yet!
My workout update this week is awesome too. Even though my sleeping has been off for the second week in a row I did not let that deter me from having awesome workouts. Saturday I pushed harder at the weights and cardio. Then Sunday I did my jog2/walk2 (instead of on Monday) and I felt so good on the treadmill I decided to just see how long I could jog . . . and I jogged 15 minutes straight! I felt on top of the world good. And so super proud of myself. I have not jogged for more that 2 minutes in over a year. I have not had the confidence or drive to make myself do it, but I did and pushed myself. Nothing to fast, a slow jog, but it was what I needed. Yiippppppeeeeeee!!
So now for the real update:
Weight & Inches
Total from Last Week: -2.2lbs, -.5in
Total from the 1st: -4.4lbs, -7.5in
So how has your week been? Let me know how your resolutions are going, I love other peoples positive progress more so than mine
Get some killer abs and a butt to bounce a coin off of…or at least torture yourself along with me!