Musings of a Chicago-Born New Yorker

Back Away From The Donut

I’ve been trying to get healthy again. There were a few things that happened that made me think it was time to get my jiggly ass back in shape.

First, during the Ultimate Blog Party 2013, I joined in and found some new friends, one of whom commented on my UBP13 post. This comment came from Danielle, who invited me to friend her on MyFitnessPal.

If you are on MyFitnessPal, please friend Danielle and me. Her username is msvip213 and mine is cecerose0211. I don’t know about her, but I’d love more friends to track and get healthy with. From the moment her updates started showing in my feed, I felt more motivated. Just to know I wasn’t alone in the struggle meant so much to me.

The second thing that happened came right around the same time as UBP13. I received a text message telling me about my 10 year high school reunion. I knew it was about that time, but I hadn’t made the decision on whether or not to go yet.

I went to the information page and saw the upcoming dates are August 16-18th. That means I’d likely still be in town and able to attend.

You know what else happens August 16th? That’s Day 90 for the Tracy Anderson metamorphosis when I reset the counter. That day was chosen based on me working out five times a week starting last Monday. It just seemed like fate that I would get my jiggly ass in shape just in time for my 10 year high school reunion.

I have some thoughts about that reunion, but that’s at topic for another post.

On the topic of backing away from donuts, I have failed. I ate three donuts this week. Don’t even get me started on how many cupcakes I’ve eaten. I remember the summer I met the husband. I went low-to-no carb for a few months, and I loved the way I looked and felt.

Perhaps I should go low-to-no carb again? That would be no potatoes, no bread, no cake, no cookies, no anything that makes me happy in terms of food. I tend to overdo it when it comes to carbs anyway, so it might not be the worst idea.

Ugh, it also means no gravy! I can’t go without gravy, can I?

All I know is that with the new goal of truly reaching Day 90 by the time my reunion rolls around, I feel more motivated. I just have to get my life to agree with me.

My work schedule is not conducive to working out. This past week, I only got in three workouts. If I do six-a-week workouts for the next two weeks, I can easily get back on track. Tracy Anderson Metamorphosis is meant for six-a-week workouts, so I should be fine.

If I could just leave work at a normal hour, I could do it. I much prefer working out at 2pm rather than 9pm. Maybe I can  figure out a way to workout during work. After all, there is a small gym at the office with a DVD player and television. It’s definitely an idea to consider because it gets harder and harder to keep my motivation once the sun sets.

I think I have a pretty good psuedo-plan to get myself back on track. Possible no carb, possible working out at work, possible working out six days a week for a few weeks.

I will be posting again about how Day One went. I took pictures because I wanted to post about it. I am feeling so self-conscious about those pictures though, so the post will be password protected.

Perhaps when I no longer look like the pictures, I’ll feel like turning the password off. But for now, send me an e-mail if you want the password. I’ve got no problem giving that password out to my regular readers!

I can turn some of those possibilities into a reality, right?

12 responses

  1. The only way I can stay away from potatoes is if there is no gravy. I understand your gravy-love.

    April 25, 2013 at 14:23

  2. I keep hearing about MyFitnessPal. Perhaps I will join you. And… sorry about the donuts. I love them too.

    April 25, 2013 at 22:41

    • Thanks for joining! When I first joined, I used it a lot, then not so much. But now it’s become an integral part of tracking my progress. Such a great tool!

      April 27, 2013 at 08:03

  3. It’s really hard to workout but you never regret doing it. I lost weight by eating 5-6 small meals a day. That increased my metabolism and allowed me to lose a good amount of weight in three months. I cut back on the carbs and sweets (I love them too), but didn’t get rid of them entirely. I added more protein and did small meals instead of three big meals, along with working out 2-3 a week. It definitely worked for me. So good luck to you and your goals! 🙂

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    April 26, 2013 at 11:01

    • What you did sounds like a great plan. Trading carbs for lean protein has definitely been good for me too!

      April 27, 2013 at 08:05

  4. Thank you for the love! I was going doing good on My Fitness Pal and then somewhere I decided to have a cheat day which opened the flood gates. I realized that I might be to fresh in my journey to be having any cheat days since i have weakness for nachos (which is what I chose to eat). My Fitness Pal definitely helps you stay motivated when you have positive people cheering you on.

    April 27, 2013 at 11:38

    • It really does! I just looked at your progress pictures, and you’ve managed to do what I’m scared I won’t be able to, get rid of the small back rolls. I hope that this time in June, I’ll have a picture of my back that looks like yours!

      April 27, 2013 at 11:46

      • Those darn back rolls have given me a run for my money.

        April 27, 2013 at 11:49

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  6. Amy

    I can’t stay away from any goodies if they are in my house. My trick, is to not get the junk food in the house – therefore there’s no temptation 🙂

    May 6, 2013 at 04:10

    • That’s always a good plan. But my job is like donut-snickers-candy-chips central! Everywhere I look they’re buying us lunch complete with delicious brownies. It’s so unfair!

      May 17, 2013 at 09:11