I have let myself slip. The holidays and availability of snacks at the new job have caused me to slip. Darn it, Nain. I've found myself creeping up on the scale and it's time to lay the smack down on my diet.
My new job has many perks one of them being a kitchen full of snacks. Free snacks, and working at a desk for eight hours, I have kind of let myself go. I mean, yeah, don't get me wrong, I didn't gain all 30 pounds back but seven pounds? Not okay with Nain. So that means the food logs are back out, and the food logs? Well, they kind of suck. However, it is a necessary evil. And they keep me accountable.
It has been hard finding time to exercise in that this new position requires me to be at work just a little earlier than my previous job. That and hitting the snooze button when the alarm goes off at 5:20 a.m. is just too tempting. One good thing is a perk of my new job is having a free membership to the gym located at the basement level of the building. So I have managed to pull off some lunch-time workouts, but those can be difficult when it comes to someone who sweats like a whore in church when running. Nobody wants to see that. It is why I run in solitude in my basement. It just is not pretty.
However, I do have a race coming up. I'll be running in a 4 mile St. Patrick's Day race in just a few weeks, and I better get my out of shape, seven additional pounds butt in gear.
Yes, it is just seven pounds, but it is so easy to say "oh, it's just an extra pound or two" and before you know it, it's ten or more.
This could not come at a worse time for me either. We are approaching Easter candy season, the best candy of the year. But I must remain strong. Stay strong, Nain. I may need to get myself back into Motivation Mondays but for now, I'll just call it internal motivation.