Wednesday, October 28, 2009

What makes this weight loss effort different than any previous attempts?

I honestly think that this attempt at weight loss is different as I am much more stressed out, have to worry about hubby and daughter liking the meals that I prepare... or more so the meals my hubby prepares as he does most of the cooking since I don't get out of work until just before dinner time. We tend to eat a lot of prepared foods when he cooks. Meat is almost always grilled which is good...we always have fresh veggies and a cooked veggie on the table, but pasta, rice, or potato is almost always boxed unless it's mashed potatoes and gravy.

When I initially started this journey, my husband was in Korea for a year. It made it much easier on my food intake as I eliminated almost all of the prepared foods.. or I only limited myself to about a 1/4 cup of it maybe once or twice a week.

While hubby was gone, I also did not have to worry about interrupting his programs at night as I tried to work out... Or his coming in to "watch me" workout. I could come and go to the gym whenever I wanted (usually 4:00 as I was out of work by 3:00). Now that we are moved to a new location & he is no longer in Korea... my work schedules are way different as I don't get out until about 5:00 or 5:30... and it's a half hour drive home so can't just go to the gym after work like I used to as it's dinner time... and I don't like to go up to the gym too late in the evenings as I am too wound up to go to sleep...

Working out on my days off are good... but days I go in to work late, I don't want to head to the gym (the Y for the classes) as then I miss out on my lunch with hubby. We don't get all that much time together so we kinda cherish that time...

I'm really hoping however that my work schedules will continue to be like they have this week... I am going in to work at 7:00 and home about 3:30 or so... which will give me time after work to go to the Y for my workout...or if I don't have my stuff with me, I still have time to come home and change and go to the base gym before coming home for dinner...

I really need to make it work... and I really need to start doing my morning workouts on my days I work late... FitTV is awesome and give me no real excuse for not working out.

Time for me to head to bed so I can get up and work out tomorrow as it IS my day off...and I have no real excuse not to head to the gym!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh my Gosh - my husband is a prepared food man too. And I hate to complain because I LOVE that he loves to make dinner for us (I mean, I'm a housewife, you know? I kind of feel like it's part of MY job description to handle dinner) but when the side is a box of hamburger helper? UGH!!!!

Yes. So. Keep on keeping on. Great post.