Losing weight has been filled with ups and downs - both emotionally and on the scale. However, managing to lose weight and continuing to grow stronger, faster, leaner, and fitter has been an amazing experience. I've discovered many things about myself, and this blog has helped me keep record of those moments. I still have a long way to go, but I'm moving forward with a positive attitude as I attempt to keep Workin' it Out.
I just haven’t been able to make the
time to sit at my computer and type out a proper post. Aside for just checking
my email and glancing through Facebook I’ve been running around, cooking,
cleaning, working, and sleeping.
for the next two weeks in the Whole Life Challenge is to get 7 hours of sleep
(per 24 hours, so if not all at night, then during a nap). Not only have I been
making sure to get those 7 hours of sleep because of the challenge, but I’ve
also been NEEDING the sleep because I’m tired!
My dad left a few days ago and day
before yesterday my in-laws arrived. You can imagine how busy all that has
been. Since my brother isn’t driving and his paperwork isn’t complete, I’ve
been doing additional driving around for him – which
wouldn’t be too bad if it wasn’t for the insane traffic here in Kuwait (was at
a standstill for 25 minutes yesterday on a highway –ugh!!!).
I haven’t quite got the hang of cooking
for 3 people yet. I used to make enough dinner so that
I would have some food leftover for lunch. However, now I need enough lunch for
2 people – so that means I’ve had to either cook extra or cook again. I’ve most had to cook all over again.
My eating has been good in terms of
staying true to the challenge, but it’s been bad in
terms of being lazy and tired – so just having a few dates for energy to get me
through the day, just picking on a bit of food here and there. I know it’s not
healthy, and I need to rectify that. I need to make sure I eat right (the right amount, the right things, at the right time) in
order to get the proper energy that I need. I know better, but I just don’t
feel like I’ve got the energy to pull it all together.
I’ve been exercising daily. My morning
workouts have taken a hit because of extra errands
and work. I’ve been exercising in the evening – either Kajukenbo class,
CrossFit, going for a walk, or Jiujitsu. I feel like my workouts have been mild
(moderate at best) and it’s just not enough for what works for my body. I’ve also been working out with/training my brother to help him
with his weight loss progress (he’s lost about 12 pounds in the past 2 weeks).
We do a combination of kickboxing, weight lifting, and walking.
So, there’s a lot going on. I wish I
could say that things are slowly falling into place,
but they’re not at the moment. I feel like I really won’t be able to get a
handle on things until the middle of next month. In the meantime, I’ll just
keep doing my best. By the way - sorry about the problem on my blog (re the photos covering the text). I'm not sure what happened. Hopefully that's been resolved now. For some reason my notifications (of when people post and comment) have also not been showing up. I haven't figured out how to fix that yet, but hopefully I'll be able to soon.