Sunday, January 11, 2015

A new week….Keep trying….

I started off so strong last week. I did great, I loss 3 lbs and than Thursday came, I was 50 hours into my work week already and still had 30 hours to go. And I lost all energy for exercising and cooking my planned menu. By time I got home last night after midnight I had gained back my three pounds and my neck and shoulder were toast. Between working there’s still the needs of my parents and grandma. Now I am not complaining at all, it’s my life and the Lord promises not to give us more than we can handle. So it’s just one day at a time.

This is a new week and tomorrow is a new day and I will again work my hardest to become a few pounds lighter, a bit stronger and most importantly a bit more relaxed with all that this life of mine has to offer. My neck and shoulders will be much more happy, my mind will be more restful and my body will feel so much better. And just maybe the nightmares will quit too. 1:30 every single night I have nightmares, why????

The plan. Stairs 3x this week, 3x each time. Planks, starting at the beginning so working my way up to 30 seconds this week. 4x this week. 1000-1200 calories a day, veggies, protein, little fruit. No breads, no sugar but natural sugar.

There are lots of plans and ideas and ways to do this but for me I’m sticking with simply, eat less and move more. I can work on a better plan later on.

Good luck this week to everyone working on getting healthy one way or another.

Blessings my friends!


Marc Colten said...

I think most people that work an 80 hour week have trouble with their weight. My son has been working 12 hour shifts for years now and it negatively impacts his health and weight. My youngest daughter got her heaviest when she worked the nightly 12 hour shifts at the hospital. And I have a nephew known as the "fat" twin. He is a policeman that puts in long hours in a big city. His twin brother is fit and trim and works a 40 hour work week with weekends off. I think the stress and long hours builds up cortisol levels in our blood. And that's not good for our health.

I guess my point is don't be so hard on yourself. You've got so much going on in your life. If you haven't goggled cortisol levels yet, maybe you should. For your own good health, you need to try and find someway to cut back on something. Wishing you many blessings in 2015. And maybe a winning lottery ticket! :)

Gwen said...

Julie, I cannot even fathom an 80 hour work week. Must it be that way? :(

E. Jane said...

Your schedule is challenging, Julie, and you have many responsibilities. I hope you can find a way to put yourself at least near the top of the list. I know how this is, and it is difficult to meet all responsibilities, including taking care of good nutrition for yourself. Hang in there, and practice self-care whenever you can.

Baby Sister said...

Honestly Julie, with your schedule I'm amazed you have enough energy to do anything at all. Just keep taking it a little at a time, don't push yourself, and just do what you can, nothing more should be required than that.

Lowcarb team member said...

Well I've heard of busy schedules but honestly ...... can you somehow cut back a little?

All the best Jan