My fitness has slacked over the last few weeks.
I really got into it, made my way to week 8 of the Anna Victoria FBG plan and saw the weight starting to drop off.
And then it stopped.
Life got in the way. Specifically, trying to get my new job got in the way. Every evening and weekend I worked on presentations I needed to do for interviews. Before I knew it, two months had passed and I had only fit in the odd work out now and then.
The worst part is, these weeks of bad eating and little exercise means I am back to where I started. It feels like all the hard work I put in has been wasted. I hate myself for doing it, for letting myself go, but I know all the work I put into the interviews paid off and I can always get back to where I was fitness-wise now it is all over.
With my new job starting in a few weeks, I’ve been putting off making any decisions on where my new gym will be (the one I go to at the moment is 5 mins away from my current work) and whether I should sign up for one close to home or close to the train station. I kept telling myself that as soon as I had signed up to a new gym, I would get back on it. I would create a new routine for myself right from the start so fitting in a workout would just become part of my ‘normal day’.
But then I realised that putting off making a decision just meant that I was putting off doing any exercise at all. I was waiting for the big day when I started my new job and could start to make workout plans again – but that’s still 4 weeks away! 4 more weeks of lazy evenings/weekends and a 4 weeks of more potential weight gain.
I couldn’t have any of that.
So today I signed up to a new gym. One close to my home so there aren’t really any excuses about whether I can get there or not. Plus I asked ALL the questions that I could think of regarding work hours and parking (to the point where the gym-lady started to question all my questions!) and the place still seems perfect.
In all of my ‘I’M GETTING BACK ON IT’ excitement, I’ve already signed myself up to a class tomorrow evening and another Wednesday morning. Yep. I’m going to kick this fat ass back into shape (I’m allowed to say that when it is my fat ass!)
And in true Lou-style, I’m already thinking about new workout outfits I can buy myself as a treat for when I have lost weight and my gym stuff is too big for me. Yep, I’m looking a bit far ahead but at least I have a goal – right?!
I’ve put together the monochrome workout outfit of my dreams. Because a girl who wears all black doesn’t suddenly start opting for bright pink in the gym!
As always, I will keep you updated on my fitness and how well it is going. Hopefully, I will have more than 8 weeks worth of hard work to share next time!