Well, hello there!
First, I want to apologize to you all for the sudden and unexplained hiatus from this blog, and the corresponding Instagram and Facebook pages. Life got a bit busier than usual, and I think I burned myself out a little bit with trying to post basically every day.
I’m still sticking to my healthier lifestyle, but I did let myself slip a little over the holidays. Still, I don’t really regret this, since I’m still within my Weight Watchers goal range. Speaking of WW, I have made a few changes in that department– mainly that I cancelled my membership. I know this probably seems silly since I’d just achieved lifetime, but I found it harder to remember to go weigh in monthly, put in my code for free e-tools, et cetera.
I’m hoping to move forward with a WW mindset, but not necessarily sticking to a strict WW plan. I want to get comfortable keeping myself accountable and focusing on removing more processed foods from my diet. I figure, if this approach doesn’t work for me, I can always return to WW!
I’m currently weighing in at around 132. I’d actually gotten down to about 127 in the fall, so I packed on 5 pounds over the holidays. My goal is still to get down to 120, ideally by May/June of this year. Shortly, I will be starting weekly sessions with a trainer to focus more on toning. I’m hoping this will inspire me to incorporate more activity on my non-training days as well.
Like I said, I’m planning on somewhat tracking WW points still, but I’m also trying to eat a more natural diet. This means finally cutting Diet Coke out if my life, which, if you know me, is going to be incredibly hard! But I’m tired of doing daily damage to my body by drinking it in excess. I’m currently trying to phase it out and finishing what we have in our fridge. I’m switching to Lipton’s “Natural Energy” black tea and sweetening it with Stevia. I’ve also started taking a B-12 supplement for added energy, since caffeine is the main reason I drink Diet Coke (I can’t stand coffee).
So, if you’re still here with me, I’m happy you’re here! I’m ready to tackle this year head-on and keep working toward my goal.