Thursday, January 3, 2013

Been gone awhile. Got married, been happy, getting flabby

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.


  1. Go you!! I'm liking your little mini goals, definitely an adjustment period to see how exercise can fit into your new life.

  2. You're back!!! Yay! I was thinking about you the other day and was going to send you an email to see how things were going - procrastination got the best of me. Glad you're back & so happy to hear that you're doing well! Happy new year - hope 2013 is an awesome year for you and your hubby :)