Hard Work and Dedication is Key!

I can do this!

I can do this!

Every morning I wake up with the same mantra… I can do this!

2017 has been difficult and I haven’t always given my best. During the year I lost my motivation and forgot what it was to be me. I witnessed a friend struggle with an eating disorder and finally omit that he had an issue. I struggled with over eating and stress but I’m finally on the path to make it right.

I’ve set little goals for myself and I’m close to hitting my first one. It’s not easy and everyday I want to quit but I know I’ll be better in the long run.  

I can do this!

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Weeks 28-30… A little gain and then flatlined… 

…. I’m hoping the fact that I was steady for a solid two weeks means that I’m finally at a turning point. I know the last few weeks were tough with the Thanksgiving holiday but I’m looking to turn it around. 

Last week I had a severe sinus headache that lasted four days. It threw me off track with the gym, yoga and bowling. I feel better now and plan on hitting the gym this week. 

I’m going to see how much I can sweat it out.  I have continue with my water regime and cut out unnecessary sweets including some of my favorite Starbucks drinks. I know my Peppermint Mocha isn’t great but it tastes like Christmas in a cup. It’s a struggle that I have to work on. 

When I’m at the office it’s easy to keep on track. I’m busy and might not have time to consume a lot of bad things. The weekends are a little harder but I am granting myself one indulgement day. I have to stick to one and still go to the gym. 

The winter months make it hard but I’m looking at some potential changes to mix up my routine. I’ve started yoga… looking at maybe Zumba next or even some morning sessions. 

I’ll keep you posted

Have a great week. (And I’m sorry that I posted 3 weeks together… it’s been crazy)

Rob

Week 27… am I weak? 

More often than not this past couple of weeks I’ve had a lot of self doubt with myself. Ever since the end of my second summer vacation my weight seems to continuing to climb. 

I can’t see to stop it. Why is it happening? I know the rules. I know the game and yet I can’t see to stop gaining weight again. I’m in a vicious cycle and I want it to stop. 

Now to look at me you would think that I have an eating disorder or a weight problem. You can’t tell that it hurts myself esteem every time I step on the scale but it does. It’s rough. 

This week I’ve tried starving myself throughout the day only find myself so weak at the gym that I had to get something to eat. I don’t like feeling dizzy while I’m driving. It’s not a good feeling. 

I’m going to try to eat something before going to the gym everyday now and then not eat after I’m done. I’ve tried giving up the junk food until Thursday came around and I not only was so hungry that I had a few mini candy bars but also a donut and a half… lunch will be challenging since I only get a half hour today and I’m out of baby carrots. 

I hope next week will be better but we are heading towards Thanksgiving so I have my doubts. 

Have a great week 
Rob

Week 26… Good Days and Bad Days!

It’s been quite a journey so far. I believe that I’m finally on the right path but I’m not sure. 

I’m trying. I really am. I feel like I’ve been down this road before. I start making progress and then I slip. I rebound for a week and then slip up again. 

When will this cycle end?

I am going to yoga regularly. I am enjoying it. It’s good to have something to focus on. 

I might try some other classes to mix it up. 

Time will tell….
Have a great week. 

Rob

Week 25… No Loss… No Gain… No surprise. 

So I shouldn’t be shocked that I didn’t lose anything this week when I committed to getting back on track. I did go to the gym several times but I still haven’t changed my eating habits back to the way i was doing. 

I don’t know what it’s going to take to get my eating program in check. My stress levels are still high even after Strides, Bowling for Boobs and weekly bowling. I have to find a better outlet or management system for them. TV is a good escape but I sit there at night and want to eat because I’m bored.  Working out only works when I actually go to the gym. Last week I had a stressful Tuesday so I didn’t go to the gym. That’s the time I should be going to the gym the most. 

I don’t understand where this lack of motivation came from. Maybe I need a break from some of my extra activities. That is easier said than done especially since I’m in the middle of seasons. It was easier to focus during the summer because there was no bowling, and no Relay For Life and the sun was out later. 

Do I need to go in the morning? Maybe… as long as I focus on my meal plan. I have to get back to fruit more often as well. I keep eating junk. I didn’t earn the junk food I’m eating so I need to stop. 

What keeps you motivated? 

What things have you changed once you noticed an increase?

I’m hoping I can get my head back in the game. 

Have a great week. 

~Rob

Week 24… 6 months in! Motivation is back!

I know last week I was complaining about not being able to find my motivation but I think I found out after I had a solid workout for once.

This past week I went to the gym on Monday…Tuesday…Wednesday…Friday and Sunday. The past 4 previous workout sessions during the week were just boring and plain. I seemed to just be going through the motions. Sunday’s workout was different.

I went to the gym on Sunday after watching football. I really had a good session. I felt great doing it and then strong after i finished. I remembered how well it felt to push myself hard. Really got a great sweat going. That is what i needed to get my motor running again.

I can’t believe it took me this long to get back on track. I know that my skin cancer sidelined me for a few weeks, but I’m a survivor so upward and onward I go.

I already have started planning how I’m going to attack this week and plan on seeing a difference on the scale this upcoming Saturday. I can’t wait!

How are you going to make a difference this week?
Have a great night!
Rob