Week 16- Adjustments Can Be Hard

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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.

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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.

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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.

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2 Replies to “Week 16- Adjustments Can Be Hard”

  1. Keep up the great work… It’s lifestyle change, right… Nothing would change if you weren’t trying to lose weight. You would still be eating healthfully.. I hope you post some photos of your transformation!

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  2. The scale will continue to fluctuate…don’t let IT defeat YOU! As you continue to build muscle, the scale will do really crazy things…go by those measurements, how your clothes fit and mostly, how you feel more than that darn number. The scale will eventually get more in line with what you’d like (although I doubt any of us are ever truly happy with the number we see on it). As for fitting the exercise in…only you can know what will work in your new schedule. Best advice I have is to try different combinations until you figure it out. Good luck and see you in class!

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