It’s been 4 months. 4 months of hard work, dedication and 4 months of seeing that hard work pay off on the scale….until this week. I knew it would come at some point. My weigh-in went slightly the wrong way this week. I’m pretty sure everyone thinks that a bad week would be the be-all, end-all for me and that I would freak out and break down. Truth be told, I could feel it coming and I was zero percent surprised. I’m not making excuses in any way, this is ultimately my responsibility. However, I started a new job this week. Three 12 hour shifts. To anyone out there who works out diligently after working a 12…tell me your secrets!!
I was absolutely exhausted after being on my feet all day and even though, as a nurse, I’m running around all day…it’s not enough. Out of my 3 days last week, I made it to the gym once and managed to ride the Expresso for a half hour before my hanger overcame me and my legs gave out on me. It’s a big adjustment that I need to plan better for. While diet is always important, for me, working out is what makes me feel the difference. If I don’t work out enough, I can feel that I’m not losing.
So from here on out it’s going to be a challenge to figure out where to fit my workouts in. Do I work out before work? Will I still be able to get through the day after that? These are all questions that run through my head and if anyone has any ideas or helpful hints, I would welcome them with open arms. If your advice is suck it up, we all do it then okay, yeah I see that side of it too.
As we enter the 5th month of this journey, I’m looking ahead with a renewed energy. I can absolutely see how this could be the point that people give up and say I’m happy with what I’ve done and get back into old habits. I can’t do that. My plan is to continue on this path, keep my head up and my eyes on the prize. The prize being my health.
I thank you all for your support. I can’t tell you how much it means to me. Hopefully, I’ll have better news to report next week. I do have one happy bit of progress to report. Jen did measurements this week and I’ve lost 18.5 inches since I started this journey so while the scale may have not been my BFF this week, changes are happening and I can’t wait to see that trend continue.