If you are familiar with my story, you know that I lost over 50 pounds over a 9 month period from 2009-1010. And honestly, keeping it off has been a serious challenge. Not because I don’t know what I need to do but falling back into bad habits is SO easy. And because I am active, active, active, I think despite my fluctuation in weight, my friends continue to comment on how good I look and how I’m staying in shape. Or perhaps, maybe I just have great friends who want to support me no matter what my weight!
In any event, I know my body likes where it is right now. Given my current level of exercise I will stay in the 170-174 range because this is the comfort zone. This is not however where I feel most comfortable and this morning when I got on the scale I was greeted with this:
Not cool. And in reality, I am more like 173 pounds. Sigh. On more than one occasion I’ve said here that I’m committed to getting it together and it just hasn’t happened. I will be good for a few months, steadily lose weight and exercise and disaster hits. Or rather, my version of disaster and I end up doing all of the things that put me back on the road to being heavy. The stressors of life rise and I fall into the bad habit of emotional eating. I will buy food that I know I shouldn’t eat and go crazy. Ice cream? Check. Fried food? Check. Candy? Check. Although it generally happens to the excess during hormonal fluctuations it can hit at any time. Understand this, I am not going to allow myself to go completely crazy and gain all my weight back but if I am honest with myself, I certainly need to lose at least 20 pounds.
I’m sure that to do it I need to start eating paleo again but also my exercise needs to improve. As much as I enjoy running, strength training must be added to the mix. I am actually a fan of strength training, when I attended FitWit last month I was totally inspired but I am not able to participate for a number of reasons. I did jump on a special that I found on groupon or livingsocial and I have 20 crossfit sessions just waiting to be used.
Crossfit. I know it will be challenging. I know if I stick to it I will see results. And since I’m headed to Jamaica in December there is no better time than the present. My first step is to call the CrossFit studio and make an appointment. I promise to do that before the end of the week. this may not sound like a major move but believe me by taking babysteps I will be a success.
I hope you can help encourage me because honestly. I need support.