Thursday, February 28, 2013

Weigh-in 2/28 and catching up...

Previous Weight : 148.4
Current Weight: 150.6
Change: +2.2

Yikes, it's been almost a month since I actually blogged!  Bad Tiffany, Bad Tiffany!

February was a bit of an up and down, round and round month. Bad days, good days, emotional days, sick kids, blah, blah blah.

I had an epiphany after allowing myself a 24 hour period of "cheating".  I CAN'T DO THAT TO MYSELF!!  I woke up so inflamed and sore it wasn't even funny.  My muscles ached and my body was going "WTF did you do to me?!".  Not only did I feel like absolute dirt, but the scale bounded  up to 158.6.  It took a week of hard work and super ultra clean eating to get me back down to 152 and then another 4 days more to get me to where I am today.  Sooooo NOT worth it!! 

There's a difference between having a treat meal, and allowing yourself to inhale everything in sight for a 24 hour period.  Treat meals every once in a while, okay.  A day of sugar/carb insanity, not okay.

After getting my system back on an even keel, I sat down and did some serious thinking.  Am I treating myself with love and giving my body what it needs to get me to my goals?  The answer quite simply is, NO.

My birthday is in May.  I would like to see what kind of results I can get by then.  Strength training will be my #1 focus (3x a week), followed by HIIT 1-2x a week.  If I feel like it, I'll do some running and I've been working yoga and pilates into my daily routine.  Nothing out-of-the-box really, just a solid plan that I can follow through with and maintain.

I also started IF (intermittent fasting) in an attempt to speed up the "leaning out" process and I'm strength training in a fasted state as well.  I did my research and reading on this topic.  Some people may not agree with IF and that's okay.  After much researching and reading, I decided to give it a try.  If you are just starting off in your weight loss journey,  IF is probably not for you. I'm just putting that out there. Do your reading and research and find the path that works for you...everyone is different!

Here's to a fantastic month! As always....Keep Moving Forward! 



Lucy said...

You know, you are a fighter. You've never let anything keep you down. You're an inspiration Tiffany and I'm glad to be a follower of your blog!

REBYRYAN said...

You're awesome! I love how you're always trying new things. I find I get myself in a rut and that is why I get discouraged. Way to go!