Well – here it is – the first GAIN post! Blech! However, I’m going to start off by saying that I fully know and acknowledge the choices I made to have this 1.2 pound increase. My weekend in Big Bear was filled with good food – steak, creme brulee, cheese burgers, fudge – so it’s only natural I’d puff up a little bit. I can’t expect to eat whatever I want and lose weight.
The good news is, however, that next week’s weigh in should be different, because I came home from my trip and got right back on track – back to the gym and veggies and whole grains and loads of water. This week alone, Matt and I went through 8 romaine hearts! We also made good choices for fun events – Last night, our friends came over for dinner and we did a make your own pizza night. Mine was packed with veggies – onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, mushrooms, kalamata olives. It was delicious, and not that bad on the points scale.
I was also reminded on Friday of why exercise is so important. I have a pretty busy job, and on Fridays, the last thing I want to do is put on my boa-constrictor sports bra and go bounce around for an hour working up a sweat. I forced myself to go Friday night and had an amazing workout in my “Body Blast” class, with weighted bars and dumbbells. I felt great. You know that point in cardio where you “burst through” and get this sudden exhilarating spurt of energy? I got that, and it felt amazing. I felt strong and relaxed, and that feeling propelled me to go to kickboxing the next morning at 9 AM. Endorphins are a very powerful thing.
So, it was a weight gain week, but it wasn’t a “bad” week because I know what I did, accept responsibility for it, and moved on. If only I could have learned how to do that so much earlier in life – I probably wouldn’t be writing this blog with 48+ pounds to go! 😉