1. I've been running/exercising once a week instead of 3-4 times a week like I used to. Often times, I literally cannot carve out the time. Between my husband and I both working FT, both being in grad school FT, and his extra freelance work...plus our 2 kids and managing a household....sometimes i just literally have no time unless I do it at 11 pm which might not be so efficient being that I get up at 5:15 as it is. Other times I just don't do it, but I'm not sure why. I always feel great after I do.
2. I've been eating like shit. No other way to say it.
Specifically, I have a self-control issue and a quantity issue. I need to work on this, before I end up needing to buy new pants :-)
Back to basics. Lots of water. Calorie counting. Less carbs, more fruit, lean protein, veggies (especially at night. That's what's killing me). I can't eat after 7pm. It's like after 7pm, what little self control I have goes out the window. It doesn't matter if I'm full already. Its crazy, I know.
And I need to start exercising again. Schedule it on my calendar if need be! I need to visit the gym a couple of times a week and run outside w/MRTT or utilize my treadmill another time or two as well. I can do this by taking advantage of extra time on the weekends and using the childcare at my gym more. I could try getting up just 30 minutes early to get a quick run in on the treadmill. I can do more reading for school while walking in the treadmill. I just need to get creative. I've done this before, so I don't know why it seems so overwhelming now. All I know is, I need to nip this in the bud.
Finally, I will try to start updating the blog on my progress again. I was very successful when I was not only holding myself accountable, but knew others were following as well. Like I felt I was accountable to them, too.
Operation lose 15 lbs (that's not what I've gained recently, but it is the total of what I want to lose) has commenced!!!!