Well, it’s been a few months since I last blogged. I have a million and one excuses as to why I haven’t blogged but the main reason was I just didn’t feel like it. I wasn’t in a space mentally where I felt like I could blog. And honestly, I felt like a failure. Yes, I got through my half marathon which was a huge accomplishment but I have done absolutely nothing since!
The good news… As mentioned above, I got through my first half marathon in November. I will recap it in another post at a later time but I did want to mention that it was one of the toughest things I’ve ever done. I was so happy and relieved that I finished because I was in so much pain. I was determined to finish even if that meant I had to crawl across the finish line. Thankfully I didn’t crawl and actually ran across the finish line but it was all down hill after that!
Because of my injury that I made worse during my half I gave myself permission to take it easy until my leg was healed. Fast forward almost three months later and other than daily walks and a few hikes with the hubs I have done nothing. NOTHING! It’s been wearing on me but I’ve lost my workout mojo and I’ve been struggling to get it back.
With that being said my daily healthy eats have been out the window too.. I have not been a model WLS patient. I have been eating crap like it’s going out of style. First it was Thanksgiving and I allowed myself to indulge a little, then it was the “holiday” season and well the baking bug got me this year and I enjoyed way to many cookies and sweets. I told myself that once the holidays were over I’d get back to basics and well here we are, January 31st and I’m still eating crap!
I’m hoping to get back on the healthy eats wagon today. I’ve updated my fridge with a boat load of greek yogurt, veggies and protein. I’m seriously considering going back to immediate post-op basics and doing shakes, yogurt and eggs for a few days. I need to seriously kick my sugar and carb tooth stat! I also need to focus on drinking water as I’m surprised I haven’t dropped from dehydration.. The signs are there but thankfully nothing serious has happened yet.
For the most part I have maintained my weight, I fluctuate within a few pounds daily but nothing serious yet. Unfortunately I’ve felt “fluffy” lately, bloated and my clothes are not fitting as comfortable. Eek, time to get this under control!
In other news, I’ve been keeping busy by working on my Etsy shop. I love being creative and love even more when I get to share my items with others. If you’d like check out my shop at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/IslandDaisyDesigns
Since I’m currently not working I’m starting to get bored and feel like this may also be contributing to my grazing. With that being said, I’m considering starting my own dog walking business for my immediate local area. I live in a HUGE subdivision and could start off focusing there first. Not certain if I want to go this route yet and am still weighing out my options.
Anyway, any help, suggestions, encouraging words to get me back on track would be appreciated.