Mainly I am still itching from the hives which I am finally seeing the dermatologist Tuesday. I finished the antihistamine Saturday but with little to no relief. They show up in the weirdest places and I’m tired of everyone to diagnose me asking 50 questions regarding it. Here’s hoping for answers!
Needless to say I avoided the gym and any good eating habits. So there will be no weigh in this week. The weather hasn’t been the greatest still either which is partial to blame because I can’t get outside to go walking.
This week I plan to change that some new recipes thanks to Facebook some low carb/keto style recipes that I plan to do in the upcoming week and hopefully some new meal prep options come from this because I am in an rut.
I will update everyone after my appointment and I will be weighing in Sunday.
I surprised myself when I stepped on the scale Sunday morning when I didn’t gain all the weight back! It’s something.
As you know, I am starting over with this “journey” to get back on track is my main goal right now. With how I eat, along with food prep, drinking enough water, and slowly getting back to the gym.
I had gone to the doctor to about my hives as I mentioned last week. I got a shot and some antihistamines with no relief. I gave it a few days until everything kicked in but it’ll be a week Tuesday and I think it’s worse now than prior. So it’s time for a 2nd opinion. It has been frustrating to say the least especially when everyone is trying to “diagnose” you or asking a million questions regarding your habits.
Other than that the week was okay. I am over the cold dreary weather and ready for sunshine! I hope it will help boost my mood. I did only make it to the gym once but that’s process.
I have to grocery shop Monday and try to get into seeing another doctor for my hives so I am not sure if I’ll make it to the gym or not but I hope maybe I can for 30 minutes.
I know it’s been awhile since I have checked in. TBH I haven’t done anything fitness related in a long ass time probably since the time I last checked in. I haven’t been to the gym at all this month, drinking pop, not weighing in, and not really doing a solid meal prep either. I mean I did a quick prep last week of an easy recipe (a chicken pasta salad which I will share the recipe here at some point) but I haven’t really been eating too well so I need to get back on track.
I did have the Miss World of Wheels pageant Saturday and my sleep was really thrown off so by Sunday afternoon I slept hard. Also I have been dealing with itchy hives not sure if it’s an allergy may have to go see the doctor which I hate especially it’s still flu season and plus having to stepping on the scale there.
Monday morning I did an actual meal prep for the week:
My calves hurt SO BAD from my heels Saturday so I know I am due for a good leg day workout. Overall, I still don’t feel like myself the weather has still sucked even though tomorrow the first day of spring (and it’s supposed to snow) and I have been just so tired as well which hasn’t helped.
I re established my goals and I am going to make an honest attempt at going to the gym this week. I am not putting how many days I should/need to go just to go and do something. Start out slow and work my way back to where I used to be, The weather will be warmer and I can start walking too.
I will recap my week on Sunday and I will weigh in regardless of what it is and we’ll get back on track!
As you can see I did not gain or lost this past week. Which is fine with me!
I totally missed the gym last week. There’s no real excuse as of why the week wasn’t that bad either just felt overly tired and I focused on my home which needed my attention. Also I am glad it’s a new month because I have some exciting things happening!
I rescheduled my certification exam for the spring. Mainly because I wasn’t as ready to do it as I wanted to be. I started studying just like a week before and I wasn’t confident in my practice test scores either plus with it still being winter here (thanks a lot groundhog dude) I rather not chance the weather since the testing place is a good 45 minutes or so away. (that’s driving distance)
I am not doing Trek Up the Tower. Mainly because I haven’t trained hard for it as I wanted this is mostly on me and lack of motivation which has been an issue for me. That’s a post for another day I’m sure.
I had a pop on Saturday after almost three weeks of not having one and it tasted awful. I think I finally broke my habit so that I don’t have to go back down that path. Plus the cravings have subsided. A major victory for me.
Now onto the good news:
I have a Grease themed shoot Sunday. I am really excited for this!
I am going to Planet Comic Con and meet one of my idols Jason David Frank (he played the green ranger/white ranger in the early 90’s when I watched power rangers). I was supposed to go meet him two years ago but that fell through so I am really excited!
Other than that, I have nothing new to report. I am not setting any weekly goals as I am just going with the flow.
Well. I gained. Needless to say I was a tad disappointed in myself but it is what it is. However it has inspired me to write another post about what to do when you gain. I also think since I have started lifting again it might a bit of muscle weight.
I did have some doubts about my weigh in Sunday morning before bed Saturday night. Granted I did have a lot of carbs this weekend and I am not going to beat myself up over it or the fact I didn’t make it to the gym or Trader Joes (neither one aren’t going anywhere) I am two weeks soda (or pop) free. So that’s really exciting even though I was really tempted to Sunday night before work since I didn’t sleep all that well but I realized that I would be letting myself down big time if I did that.
Also I was able to get in my meal prep for the 3 days I am working. It’s the small victories.
Goals for the week:
*Gym four days this week (I am skipping Monday on purpose because I have to work this weekend and my apartment needs attention)
*New breakfast options including smoothies! (I got new frozen fruit for this)
*Make it to three weeks without soda
It is Superbowl Sunday next week and my plan is to make some fun food instead of ordering pizza or something like that.
I am undecided as of now if i want to weigh in Friday morning or wait until next Monday. I will see how my week goes and decide then. Probably would more ideal to wait until Monday.
Last week was a rough one. I had two deaths that were significantly close to myself and my family, seasonal affect disorder reared it’s ugly head, and I had a staff meeting. Needless to say I gave into pop twice this week and I only made it to the gym twice as well.
Also I had my yearly girly exam and I hate the scales at the doctor because it said I weighed more than what I weighed in on last Monday so that bothered me a tad.
With that said, I am not weighing in until Friday. I am off Thursday night so I like to sleep then get up in weigh in as opposed to working all night Sunday (this week) and going home to step on the scale and be disappointed.
What I need to do is first off is make a space to workout at home if I don’t want to go out to the gym. I have the tools and knowledge to do it. Then set the time for 30 minutes and do it. Plus I cleaned my apartment (minus my other room)
Positives: Is that I stayed on task with my food prep last week and I have yet (*knocks wood*) to get sick this year. Which usually by now I have gotten something. I have been exposed numerous times already but for some reason my immune system has been awesome. Maybe it’s because I have really stayed on top of it by taking an ton a vitamin C, drinking more water (*ahem*) taking Benadryl (it helps me sleep), also drinking hot fluids like tea, and I have improved my hand washing game. Bonus I have been getting more sleep and back to my routine.
Also Trek Up The Tower is will be a month away this week so I have to step my game.
I was surprised to have lost 2 pounds. I think a major contributor is that I am one week free of pop. I only made it to the gym once last week I had major headaches both Thursday and Friday due to weening off pop also I had started my cycle on Wednesday (headaches usually are one of my symptoms). I was really proud of myself for not over indulging which is a major downfall for me when that time of the month is present.
However it is a new week, and I got up early Monday to meal prep then I made it to the gym by 6am (as I was off work Sunday night) and worked my upper body which was something I neglected last week (even though I really wanted to do leg day) plus I worked on my lower abs. I don’t have a set plan when I workout though I probably should, I am using the stair stepper as a warmup for 5 minutes (my goal is to get up to 10 minutes) then lift. Although I don’t do very many of the machines since I am try to familiarize myself with other equipment.
I was really pleased at getting back into meal prep last week and this week.
As for goals I will be sharing that in a separate post.