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
Train along with me with the February Training Plan and Challenges!
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!
8 thoughts on “New Years Resolutions – Week 5 Update”
Congratulations on the prospects! That must be VERY confidence boosting! Listen, your post a while back on people giving up their resolutions (but not you) inspired me to keep going! Last year, due to injury, my form of exercise was just walking the dogs. Long walks, mind you, but nothing strenuous. Now, with things feeling better, I’ve been in the water swimming twice a week and on the treadmill three times a week. My husband and I usually do a nice hike on Saturday and Sunday. But anyway, you are in the back of my mind as inspiration. I think the new exercise habits are sticking!
Thank you so much Susan. I read this right after you commented and I teared up so badly that I had to wait all day before I could reply back. For someone who has never felt up to what other have expected, or of what I knew I could do and be, your words have really touched me. Thank you so much for believing in me and finding me and my story inspiring. You are so much appreciated!
Oh and I hoped to make you smile, not cry!!! But I felt very inspired and wanted you to know! Keep up all the hard work…you’ve got a lot going on in different areas of your life! And I’ll keep on going too. Thanks for sharing everything. I enjoy reading.
Yay for interview calls! It’s tough to stay positive during a job search and I think you are doing amazing!
Thanks! As I am living it, it doesn’t seem that I am being very positive, but as I look back I can see it. It has helped with perspective that is for sure!
It sounds like a very stressful month – congratulations on navigating it and taking a leap of courage to look for other work, and then on being successful with your steps to do so! It sounds like a change is definitely due and I hope February proves easier 🙂
Thanks! February has proved to be better than January (thankfully) and as January was such a stressful month, I am grateful for this new one. I am always a job seeker, but the fun of getting so many calls has been great!
It sounds like a very stressful month – congratulations on navigating it and taking a leap of courage to look for other work, and then on being successful with your steps to do so! It sounds like a change is definitely in order and I hope February proves easier 🙂