Sunday, December 29, 2013

Back at Home Means Back to Business

We're finally back at home! We drove in after our last family party last night & after about 20 trips to the car, all the gifts/luggage/food are here. Notice how I didn't say that they're unpacked... because we aren't even close to that point yet. We do have all of Ella's toys in the playroom & I do have all of our new clothes in the wash... but they haven't made it to the washing machine yet.

Eric let me sleep in this morning, mainly because I'll be taking care of her the rest of the week while he goes about his normal routine. Once I got up, I knew what I had to do. It was time to weigh in & see how much damage had been done. Now, I'm pretty open about the fact that I don't weigh myself on a regular basis. But I knew how much I weighed coming home from Thanksgiving (125.5 lbs) & decided to see how much had been accumulated over the past month. Thanksfully, it wasn't as bad as I'd though it might be. Since my diet had consisted of fudge, sugar cookies, and mashed potatoes over the past week, I was convinced that I would be over 130. Luckily, I came in at 129. That's about a pound a week throughout the holiday season. Certainly nothing to brag about, but I know that it could've been far worse.

So after I surveyed the damage & breathed a sigh of relief, I headed to the grocery store to stock up on food for our second week off. It's going to be a week of detox around here... so lots of fruits, veggies, and white meat went into the cart. It was not a cheap trip by any means, but I know that I'll feel better after cleaning up my act this week. 

My plan is pretty simple. I'm going to cut back on simple carbs & cut out the sugar while stepping up the protein & fiber. I'm also going to fit in tough workouts all week long. My goal is to get 2 of those 3.5 pounds off quick & to start building up my muscle again. January is a rough month for me, because it's competition season & I'm at practices, games, or competitions every day. I'm not going to let that stop me though. I refuse to let myself make excuses. Both Eric & my mom got me some sweet new running gear & I plan to use it! 

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