New Years Resolutions – Week 8 Update

Week 8 UpdateAnother week, another blah. After last weeks post I realized I was super negative and down – not just in my writing but in life in general. I may be a pessimist, but I don’t want to continue with negative outlooks or my mind. It doesn’t help me in any way, and keeping that negative outlook certainly does not help my weight – which I am finding is directly related to how I am feeling. Pff. Dumb weight! I may not keep with the outwardly positive, but at least it is a place to focus. Here is this weeks New Years Resolutions – Week 8 Update.

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Calm Down, You Can Do ThisAfter doing my week 7 update, I was reading some of my favorite blogs and found two posts, and it was like they had written them especially for me. Especially for what I was going through. This is Thirty wrote a post about the dreaded Job Hunt. She had some great advice and as a HR person in a past life, she knows what really happens with resumes and the black hole. It is definitely a good read for someone who is doing the search. The other blog that had a great article was Carrie on Vegan about fatigue and wondering if veganism is right for you. While I love what I eat there are times when I wonder if I am getting enough…of everything? Protein, vitamins; if my veganism affects my low blood pressure and hypoglycemia. This article was really helpful and interesting, since there are a lot of issues being vegan that are not talked about. Both these articles were perfect for me this week.

Eat FuelMy eating over the weekend was stress related. I got the ole shutdown from one of the job interviews on Friday so that set the unfortunate tone of the eating. I thought I did well, but the scale tells no lies. Ha, ha. So, even though I bought no junkfood or carby foods, I overate on everything else. Oh well. At least it all tasted good. But, after complaining on Monday (quite sarcastically I might say) to my mom she said something a little profound…don’t tell her that cause it will go to her head. She said that the weight and my eating is the only thing I can control right now. It has stuck with me and I have thought about it when I get to that point of wanting to needlessly munch. When all I want is the hand-to-mouth eating. I have tried hard, and will continue, to think about only controlling what is in my ability. Jobs? So not in my control. Work? So not in my control. Money? Semi in my control but stills feels out of my control.

No More ExcusesMy workouts have been on point this week. I have done them and they have felt good, but for next months workout I am thinking about mixing up the workouts. Thinking about not having the same things every week; I think I am needing variety. Because I am getting a little bored with my workouts. I loved my old gym, because it had tons of different machines (I loved the stair climber), it had tvs on the machines, and it had workout classes. That is what I am really missing. Being able to go to the gym and have someone give me variety, or start on a machine and end my workout in a step class. But, since I don’t have that I have to work with what I have. Treadmills, stationary bikes, and ellipticals. Circuit training and free-weights. I have to come up with a way to make it fun again.

On a super positive note, my weight may continue to yo-yo, but my inches have gone down and I can see a difference in my pants. Woohoo for baggy butt!

So now for the real update:
Weight & Inches
Total from Last Week: +1.6lbs,  0in
Total from the 1st: -5lbs, -7.5in

Fitting Into Vegan Feb14 Training PlanTrain 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 :)

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Get some killer abs and a butt to bounce a coin off of…or at least torture yourself along with me!

9 thoughts on “New Years Resolutions – Week 8 Update

  1. I’m falling down and getting right back up…with you! It’s all as it’s meant to be. You’re allowed to be down. You’re allowed to go through a hard time. Just keep getting up!

    • It may sound dumb, but it is good to know that I am not alone. It is hard to remember that when you are living it, that others are having problems also. Getting up sometimes seems so hard, but I do it. I just have to remember that something better is out there!

      • That’s right. Something better is out there. In the meantime, don’t worry about anyone else, be kind to yourself. You are doing your best, so go easy. And good luck!

  2. Good for you for sharing all your info. I too struggle with weight up and down and sticking to foods that fuel my body best, especially during times when I’m happy, sad, stressed…you get my drift 😉 I call myself a constant work in progress and that’s ok as long as I always strive for better, even when some days I’m just me 😀

    • Thanks Rocio. It makes me nervous putting my struggles out there to the world, but it is a great outlet and it is good to know that others relate to the different aspects of everything. It also keeps me accountable for the other stuff, not just the personal drama. I have definitely been a work in progress for awhile!

  3. I love the honesty in your writing. My weight is just going up and up, and I’ve been meaning to start exercising (have only worked out like once in the past three years…) but I always find other things to do (like read blogs).

    I’ve made a few New Year’s resolutions and I’ve been doing okay with them, but I’m starting to feel as if I should have added getting into shape on the list!

    • Thank you; sometimes it is scary to put my personal things down on the blog. More because my family or friends will read it – most times I keep everything inside and don’t share with anyone what is going on. Exercising is a great outlet, especially done at the end of the day when you have finished your day and everyone has gotten on your bad side. A great way to let go of everything and put in extra effort in the gym.
      It’s great that you are having success with your resolutions-especially 2 months into the new year. It may only get harder, but it will make you better.

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