I love food. I really love sweets. I also like French fries and nachos.
Unfortunately, all of this food love does not show love to my waistline. Even with training for two half marathons, which required running a bunch, I have gained weight steadily since October, and am now at my highest weight in 2 years. So many people think running will make you shed weight like crazy, and cardio is the best way to drop pounds. Not the case when you also like to eat what you burn, and then some.
At first I blamed it on the holidays. "Oh, eating my weight in Halloween candy is fine, it's JUST one month." or "Christmas goodies only come out once a year, I HAVE to eat them now." Unfortunately, once the New Year hit, I didn't stop my downward spiral, and continued to indulge. That's all gotta stop.
I headed to the gym Wednesday night and did day 1 of Jillian Michaels Making the Cut workout. If you aren't familiar with this book, it's a 30 day program to help you lost those last stubborn pounds, or in my case, about 10-20 haha. I did the 30 day program last July, along with training for a triathlon and 10k, and did lose weight so I was at my lowest since high school. It was too hard to maintain that low of a weight, but I did stay low until October when my eating got out of hand.
That's me, the pale one on the left at my lowest weight of 128 in Vegas after completing a sprint triathlon in June, followed by the Making the Cut series, and a 10k race.
I take full responsibility for where I am, it's no one else's fault but my own when I stuffed goodies down my throat. I love the taste and the rush of endorphins that comes from eating something tasty, but I hate the guilt and the shame that comes right on the endorphin's heels after over doing it. I know I'm not the only one, I live in a country with a huge obesity epidemic. Sugar is my drug.
Start keeping myself accountable about what I put in my body, and start working harder to burn extra calories. Also, not obsess, as that's not healthy either. Where is the happy medium in that, again?
So I am doing the Making the Cut workouts again, and I am going to try to eat better and stay away from my drugs of white flour and processed sugar. Don't laugh, I have good intentions.
Keep me accountable, maybe? At least wish me luck.