When I stepped on the scale on Wednesday, I knew I was in for a hell of a time getting the weight off from my brothers wedding. I gained a solid 5 lbs in our weekend of indulgence, but I knew, what goes on fast, comes off fast.
In March; Pat and I went on vacation. It was a great vacation, filled with beach sitting, margarita drinking, going out to eat, beach sitting, and more margarita drinking. There was also one day where I did a 3 mile run; but then I kind of forgot about running. There’s no way to say that we did not fully enjoy ourselves, even if we thought we didn’t, the scale made sure I knew just how much fun we had. 11 lbs. I gained 11 lbs in one week on that vacation. 7 days, 11 lbs- 1.57 lbs a day.
I can’t tell you that when I stepped on the scale I didn’t freak out a little, I didn’t cry a little and I didn’t call my dad panicking. Because all of these things happened. Silly, right? Who cries over weight gain? This girl. I legitimately thought that after all the time and effort spent losing weight, I was in the process of putting it all back on.
My dad is the one who taught me that the weight that goes on fast, comes off fast. I took his word and kept my eating and training schedule the same. The weekend after I got back from vacation I ran my first half marathon, I hadn’t lost all 11 lbs yet, but by the next weekend I had, plus some.
That’s why I didn’t freak out on Wednesday when the scale, kindly, informed me of my 5lbs addition. Today I weighed in at 131.0- my 5 lbs gain is already down to a 1.2 lbs gain, meaning that hopefully next week I will be back to pre-wedding festivities weight.
I am slightly bummed to be back in the 30′s, just because it took me so darn long to get out of them, but oh well. No one said this would be quick or easy.
Today my life, once again, becomes a little bit more hectic for 15 weeks. Classes start again, 2 more classes, and I’m officially done with my school. I keep saying that I’ll be done forever, but Pat keeps giving me skeptical looks, like I’m some sort of college junky. 8 years, and I will be glad to part ways, at least for a little while.
School means that I have to go back to meticulously scheduling my life; classes, work, running, food, fun. Everything will be scheduled in advance, this is because I know myself, when I don’t do this, everything suffers.It’s not that one aspect of my life suffers, they all do. When I try to juggle everything; I drop everything.
So if you don’t hear from me for days at a time, please send me a message to use my planner, and get my act together. K?
Running last week, went pretty darn well, I had a total of 23 miles. This is way more than I have had in month and it felt great. My legs feel great, my body, and my mind feel great. I ran 7 on Saturday, which I haven’t done since before my surgery, I could’ve (and wish I had) gone longer, but I really had to pee. Running is so important when school is in session, it’s easy to think it’s inconvenient and burdensome to make time for, but it’s not. When I run, I’m less stressed- when I’m less stressed, I’m better at work, school, and life. I’m really looking forward to running further, and faster this week.
Things I’m Gonna Do This Week:
- Get into the swing of school
- Increase running mileage
- Pay attention to food
- Stay calm.
What’s happening in your life this week?
Are you a planner? Or naturally good at balancing life?