That being said let me rewind a little and recap the last 6 months because it's been a whirlwind.
In November 2013 I quit my job and took on a new opportunity, I was excited about it and I still am! I love my new job :) The stress of quitting my old one and starting a new one was tough, and of course, being a stress eater, that's what I turned to...
I started my new job about 2 weeks before Thanksgiving and I remember during my orientation that the HR Manager told me "The office you are in is the unhealthiest office we have. They always seem to have food and junk around there." I remember thinking it couldn't be that bad... but man was I wrong! Daily there is food in my office, candy, cookies, cake, chips, lunch ordered in, more candy, etc. I was overwhelmed, I had it mastered at my old job... I never ate any of the junk that was in my office and people were respectful of that. Well... I caved, I saw everyone else indulging and I thought... If they can eat a little, I can too. But I should have known myself well enough because I couldn't stop with just a couple treats. Another thing that people in my office were big on was ordering lunch... I never used to eat out for lunch at my old job, but again I thought if they can do it, I can to... The difference was, that I wasn't making healthy choices... I was ordering stuff deep down, I know I shouldn't have. On top of new surroundings and work responsibilities it was nearing the holidays... I traveled, I drank, I ate, I ate, I ate and I drank some more...
I was completely ignoring the fact that I was putting on weight and just turning the other cheek... Another thing that changed for me was my drinking habits... I love a glass of wine, a beer, a cocktail, I like it all. When I was very successful with Weight Watchers the first time I around, I was disciplined about my drinking and only did it on the weekends and maybe 1 drink during the week. With the stress and longer hours at my new job, I would end up have a few glasses of wine or a few beers every night of the week... On top of that, I quit making exercise a priority. I know, I know... As I am sitting here writing this, I am shaking my head. I sabotaged all of my hard work and efforts over the last few years.
So... I could sit here, feel sorry for myself or I could do something about.... I am choosing to do something about it. It's a new month and basically a new season and I am ready to kick some ass.
I need to re-focus and get back on track. So this month it's on, it's on like donkey kong, because I don't like the girl I see in the mirror.
Here is what I am focusing on this month:
- Working out 4-5 times a week
- Alcohol Intake - No more than 3 drinks during the weeknights and moderation on the weekend
- Water. Water. Water. Water
I want to get back to being this girl. This is the healthy, happy, full of life Shelby!