Sometimes I can’t believe it’s been 7 weeks since I’ve had a cheeseburger. 7 weeks since I’ve had a Diet Coke. I mean, come on….that’s a long time! That’s longer than Lent! This week was kind of a mixed bag. I had great workouts with Jen and good meetings with Linda, but the beginning of the week was rough. I am a planner. I plan my entire week of workouts the week before and set it all up in my phone so that I know what I’m doing each day. However, as the title so aptly states, sometimes life gets in the way. I was supposed to go to a class on Monday night but had to end up skipping out because things came up with my house….well, my lawn. Let me just say, being a homeowner sucks! I digress. So basically, Monday just wasn’t meant to be this week. I was extremely upset about it for a few days but ultimately realized that there was nothing I could do. Sometimes, you just can’t plan everything.
Let’s talk about TIO and my diet. Well, 7 weeks in and yeah, I’m starting to get sick of just about every recipe I’ve tried. Thank goodness I get new recipes from Linda every week. I need to make a better effort to try more of the recipes because lately, I’ve been falling into a rhythm of doing the same meals from week to week. I was telling Linda in one of our meetings that I find myself getting hungry, which she assured me shouldn’t be happening. We’ve been toying around with a few things, mainly adding an extra scoop of protein powder to one of my TIO shakes post-workout and always having an extra shake or bar with me at work in the event that it’s 11:00pm and I’m starving. Unfortunately, in nursing, you can’t ever predict how your night is going to turn out. Some nights I may be able to eat every 3 hours and be satisfied and be able to drink my water without having to chug it in spurts. However, in the same regard, there are nights that are absolutely insane and I’m lucky if I sit down to eat for 10 minutes. While the variability is something that I enjoy from time to time, it does make this program hard to follow sometimes. Ultimately, I just try to do my best and stick to the plan as best as possible. It’s not always going to be perfect, but I think that’s expected.
Lastly, I’ll just vent a little. I’m 27. Apparently, I’ve hit the age where everyone gets married and has babies. There are invitations galore adorning my refrigerator. It just so happens that basically as soon as I started this journey, my calendar became chock full of events. This is difficult. Very difficult. Food is variable, eating times are unpredictable and temptation is running rampant. I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m going to have to sacrifice. Two weeks from now is our 5 year graduation from Holy Cross. 5 years??? That’s insane. My husband and I went over the entire itinerary and decided we can really only participate in one event. When I decided I wanted to lose weight, I should have realized that decisions like this were going to need to be made. While I would love to go to the Pub and enjoy a lavish dinner, I just can’t be around the temptation. I can’t drink and I feel too guilty to cheat. Basically, I would be miserable and no one wants to hang out with a negative Nancy. Does it suck? Yeah. It totally sucks. But in the long run, I’ll be much happier when I reach my goal and know that I’ve completed this extremely trying and difficult journey. Sorry for the negativity but not all parts of this journey are easy and I want you to know about the ups and the downs!
We’re heading into Week 8! 2 months of living the life of a gym rat! I can’t wait to tell you all about it!