Since the end of the spring semester, I've become some what lax in my approach to my weight loss/fitness goals. In the past three months, I've lost a total of five pounds. That's it! I don't understand what has happened. I lost 20 pounds in four months during the spring semester. Then I crashed and burned. I spent the summer eating everything I wanted (moderation be damned) and barely exercising (it was way too hot). So, here I am, typing on the day after Labor Day, wondering what went wrong.
There is something about the semester that brings about a schedule for my eating and my exercising. Something that I think can be recaptured since my travelling for work is done for the semester (next conference is not until February) and that should help. Looking ahead, I really shouldn't have a stressful semester. I should be able to get my work done, workout and eat healthy. So, there. I'm not going to aim for 20 pounds by the end of the semester, but I think I can lose 15. That's an attainable goal that won't stress me out. I also want to run a 5K by the end of the semester. I'm aiming for that one on October 19, but if I can't do it by then, I'll definitely do the one in November. I want to continue this progression towards a healthy body weight and not get frustrated at this self-made plateau that I'm at.
Grr... so I've said it. I haven't been losing because of ME. No one else to blame. But I recognize that, and am ready to move on and forward instead of giving me another pass at eating bad or not exercising. I hope those of you who have been having troubles staying motivated take that to heart and recommit yourself as well.