Well, here I am again.
A lot has happened since I last posted...here's a quick recap:
-My father-in-law passed away in late May from his lung cancer. Probably the saddest time I've ever been through. My husband has been extraordinarily strong dealing with his grief as well as some bad habits his mom has now begun as a part of her grieving process. Even through this loss, I think it brought my husband and me even closer together.
-I was hired as an assistant elementary principal this summer after a marathon hiring process. It literally took me almost two months to get hired from when I applied. While it was sad leaving the teaching profession, I can now impact many more lives on a daily basis and while it is very challenging, I enjoy what I'm doing.
-My weight has slowly crept up. I now weigh 248.
Tonight, I worked out for the first time in probably 2-3 months. I did the 30 Day Shred, a 30-minute video that literally almost killed me. I'm serious. I don't remember working out hurting so badly. My knees hurt. My back hurts. I'm out of breath. My arms hurt.
This makes me sad. I've taken 100 steps backwards. It's my own fault, no one else's.
I can whine and moan and complain that I don't have any time and it's just easier to pick up take-out food than cook. But I'm not going to.
I'm very sad that this is where I've let myself go. I'm uncomfortable in my clothes...in my skin. My energy sucks.
So, now I'm working to change it. Slowly. I tend to want to do drastic, fast changes. That never works. So, first up is reintroducing myself to exercise. I've told myself if I can do the 30 Day Shred for 30 days in a row, I can look at joining a new Title Boxing Club here in town (cost pending).
I burned 340 calories in 30 minutes. While that's fabulous, that shows how out of shape I am in.
Time to get to work.