Hey Everyone. Well I am back at it and back to blogging. A little recap of what I've done since Spring Shape Up 2010: Nothing.
That was easy.
Maybe its not that extreme, but I havent made the time to work out like I should have been. Not only did I work out infrequently, but i ate poorly, FOR MONTHS. That's a bad combination, and I knew what I was doing which is even worse. Although I did have one of the more successful, efficient and productive semesters at work, I did nothing really for my self. I was very focused on work the whole Fall and I think that blinded me from staying with a healthy program. I did work out with an Intern during the summer, and then work got busy. I tried doing group fit classes and going on runs, but then work got busy. Well, work get busy any more because I have scheduled a time to work out on my Outlook. No more scheduling meetings between 1200-130p. Its in my calendar as "Me Time".
Since last spring, I put back on most of the weight I lost during shape up. Its funny. When you're losing weight, everyone compliments you daily, tell you how good you're doing and it gets you motivated to keep up. However, when you pack on the pounds, NO ONE SAYS ANYTHING! i didnt get a "Hey Sadat, you still working out?" or a "hey your gaining weight" I even would have settled for a "Dude, you're fat" but I got none of that. So I went on assuming no one noticed, and i didnt feel too bad. Til i got on the scale that is.
Anyways, Week 1 went ok. I did my assessment and felt pretty confident that my numbers were close to what i had at the end of of Shape Up, and they were fairly decent. After talking things through with Andrew our trainer, I was able to start my own work out that would benefit me the most, separate from the rest of the small group. They are very boot camp style, not using any weights, only body weight and remind me of shape up trainings. I also have changed my diet to benefit the program the best. Although i havent been as good as i was last year, I have certainly been eating 10 times better and making a lot better choices. Hopefully, I dont get off track in the next few months.