Sunday, February 27, 2011

Five days...

For two weeks in a row, I have been to the gym for five days! That's a record in my world. Usually by the end of the 2nd week, I am sore and give myself permission to start slacking. I'll only go for four days, then three. Then it's all downhill from there.

I feel like I had and "uh, oh" type weekend. I ate way too much Friday and Saturday. Both days I went over my calories by at least 100. I worked out Friday, but didn't go yesterday... I simply ran out of time. When I went to bed last night, I was determined that my slip was not going to be a slide. I vowed to get in gear today, and that's just what I did.

I ate a good breakfast this morning before church, so I could avoid temptation until I got home. I had taco soup for lunch, then waited a couple of hours for it to digest a little before I hit the gym. I did 45 minutes on the bike, and 30 minutes on the elliptical. And I pushed myself... upped the ramp a little on the elliptical and bumped up the resistance on the bike. Dinner was a salad.

So now, before bed, I feel good about my day. Yeah, I ate a little too much this weekend, but I was accountable for everything. I journaled it, and stayed in control.

Speaking of being in control... it's been quite a while since I've had a binge day. I feel good about that.

Next week should be a little less hectic than last. I go to the doctor tomorrow to see about getting back on some type of depression/anxiety medication. Hopefully a little medical intervention, along with getting back into strengthening my relationship with God, will help lift me from this fog I've been in. The exercise and the spurts of sunny weather we've been getting is probably going to help, too.

We only have two more weigh-ins for the biggest loser challenge at school, and I want them to be good ones. As soon as this challenge is over, I am going to ditch the scale for 30 days because I am ready to start adding strength training into my workout. All this makes me SO excited for summer! Maybe finally, for my birthday (May 26) I can start setting some realistic goals for this summer. Won't it be great to go back to school next year finally weighing LESS than I did when I left? YES!

19 comments:

Kelty said...

Awesome to still feel in control after some set backs! 100 calories won't slow you down if you stick with the plan long term!

MOM GETS_FIT said...

You go Hollie. You're doing awesome. You're workouts are inspiring me to do better. Stay out of the binging girl. I'm saying that outloud so I'll hear it to.
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LeAnna said...

Good job! Stick with it.

the total player said...

Hollie, it's great that you're going to go into weight-training! I think you'll be very pleasantly surprised to see how much weight you'll actually lose after those 30 days :)

alisonds said...

Well done. I've fallen off the wagon a bit when it comes to the gym. Inspired by your will power I will be getting back on track tonight! Good luck with the weight loss!

Donovan said...

AS uaual, I have faith in you. Just as binge eating can set you back, binge exercising can too. You said that after some really hard exercising, you would begin to slide downhill:

"Usually by the end of the 2nd week, I am sore and give myself permission to start slacking. I'll only go for four days, then three. Then it's all downhill from there.
"

This is a natural result of trying to do too much too fast. In the world of exercise, more is not always better. Just as it is better to have a healthy eating lifestyle all the time with the occasional "oops", sometimes it is better to go to the gym a little less often but go.

Even professionals take a break once in a while and realize that rest is as much a part of their exercise regimen as the exercise itself.

Hollie, I'm proud of you and respect you for all the effort, and honesty, you have put into setting and achieving your goals.

Have a great day!
Don
Senior Exercise and Fitness Blog.

Crys said...

So incredibly proud of you, Hollie!

2fivefive said...

Hi!!! I just started a weightloss blog myself and I stumbled on yours and I really like reading what you have to say! We all stumble, but the important thing is getting back up!:)

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Ellie said...

Sounds like you are doing a great job and are staying pretty on track. Congratulations on that!

Need to Get ME Back said...

100 calories over isn't too bad. You'll do great this summer, you could be like the kids on the MTV show, I used to be fat!

Runeatrepeat said...

Great job on the 5 days in a row to the gym!

The Chubee Chick Diaries... said...

I'm going through alot of similar issues with a little depression and anxiety. Also trying to strengthen my relationship with God. It's tough but I know we'll both overcome anything that comes our way. Keep your head up beautiful!!!!

The Peculiar Queens said...

Way to go, Hollie. They key, I think is to be very forgiving of yourself for the past, and just keep coming back to work your dream even if you have faltered.

ChiChi said...

Good job!!! My goal is to do 5 days a week of working out and it's hard, but you mos def love the results!

Jamie said...

You are great! Keep up the work!! I just started a blog a few weeks ago tracking my weight loss journey back into my usual athletic self. It's so inspiring to have other people out there working hard too!! Please share my blog, I'd like any and all support!! www.gettingmyathleteback.blogspot.com

Christie said...

You go girl!!! Keep it up! You help motivate everyone of us.

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Rhonda said...

Your discipline is inspiring. As you can read, you are several steps ahead of me!

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Emily said...

Just stumbled across your blog Hollie and I think that your progress is amazing. You've come so far! Don't beat yourself up about the weekend, accept it and move on. Then you can focus on your goal.

I was just wondering if you (or anyone else) could recommend any UK weightloss blogs as I've just started my own and it'd be great to tap into the community for support.

Thanks!
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My Ladybugs Boutique said...

Good job! Getting a workout buddy helps too. When you want to slack they don't let you and when they do you don't let them! And be careful with the soup since there can be a lot of sodium. If you want a jump start on your weight loss you can try the 24 day challenge. It can help you lose 10 pounds. Other than that it sounds like your doing great!

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