Oh, it is so time to get back ON it! I achieved my goals last summer and felt great, but then the chaos of wedding planning, the move into a new home, the new routine, the fact that my usual late night workouts which I'd stuck with for over a decade are no longer convenient or "marriage-friendly", AND the fact that my new TV won't hook up to my old DVD/VHS player with all my usual workouts, all have made it a challenge to get any workouts in. I'm so content with life lately that I haven't felt any big drive to make a difference and get into a new exercise routine. But I MISS IT. I really do miss the feeling of finishing an exhausting workout. I feel like me then - like I'm tapping into something in my core that I haven't tapped into in a long time now, and I miss that part of me. I've worked out twice since October - once to an old VHS tape without sound, and once by putting my DVD into my computer. I've gone from working out 6 days a week to once a month. I can't become this. I have to change it now before this becomes my new routine. The weight has been creeping back up on me and I see flab where I was seeing muscle tone in the summer. I'm eating the same, but without the workouts, I can't maintain what I'd achieved.
I started up at myfitnesspal again today, and I'll weigh myself tomorrow morning. That will be cringe-inducing, I'm sure! My loose jeans from summer are fitting well now. My perfectly fitted pants are all getting tight now. I'm muffin topping over my favorite jeans as I type this. Not good. I want to look my best for my new husband. I want him to get used to living with me with all my good habits - even if that means he has to read in bed for awhile while I workout in our living room at night. He gets his workout in everyday away from home, and I admire that. I don't want to be the lazy spouse!
So I'm on it. 1st goal is to stick to MyFitnessPal for 2 weeks no matter how much it pains me to see the consumed calories compared to the burned off ones. That will be my incentive to workout without excuse each night - whatever the workout may be, and to limit the bad foods that make the workout all the more necessary.
Ah - it just feels good to post here again. I'm already on it, this means. >whew< about time.