Picking It Up Again

Whoa, it has been a long time since I've written on here.

Okay, so it's been several months since I was writing all the time for the H-E-B Slim Down Showdown. I lost 27 pounds, felt pretty good. How have I been doing since then?

Long story short, I was doing okay, but then got out of the habit of tracking when my phone broke, got lazy when the school year ended and I kind of crashed, and I've picked up about 10 pounds.

You might think I'm all like, "Noooo, why has this happened to me, I'm getting fat again!!" And I kind of am. But a lot of the lessons I learned from SDSD have stuck with me. Yes, I lost some of my progress. Yes, some of my clothes are a little tighter. No, I'm not where I'd like to be. 

Get over it.

And I don't mean that as in I should just accept it. I mean it like I should get over these problems and start back up. So that's what I'm doing. That's why I'm writing this again.

To start, I'm tracking my food again. It's okay if I go over. It's okay if my macros aren't where they need to be. If I'm tracking, I'm eating better. So step one, start tracking again. 

Step two would be to exercise again. I kept up running for a while, but I'm in Texas. It's hot here. Too hot. Christy mentioned wanting to go on a run a couple of times, but after seeing the 105 degree weather, I couldn't do it. Which is sad, because I really enjoyed running. The obvious solution would be to go to the gym or do something at home. I haven't really found anything I loved in either place.

So obviously we bought gym passes.

Now, normally I'd say that'd be a bad idea for me. I don't really like the gym. But something changed. I got a Switch! I'm going to do a separate post to talk about how this changes exercising at the gym for me, but so far I think it's a really great way to make exercising way more enjoyable for a nerd like me.

Anyway, I'm going to try and make these posts more often to update on my progress and try to keep losing weight, especially as we get into the school year and I get a new group to teach.