I am not sure if today has been horrible because of the fact that I had such a great weekend & it's over now, or if it's because I haven't worked out in a week. Whatever it is, I feel horrible. Learning that I gained not 1 pound but 3 pounds certainly didn't help. Good news is that I had lost 27 pounds as of last week & never updated the scale on the top of my blog to reflect the loss, so it still says 24 down.
I am not thrilled with gaining 3 pounds, but with as sick as I've been, I'm not surprised. I didn't exercise more than two or three times last week, I was barely eating & when I was eating, it was only once or twice a day. I don't think I had more than 5 piece of fruit last week. Ugh. I was too sick to cook a few days last week & Andrew got me fast food. On my trip to Rhode Island on Saturday we had nothing but fast food. At the drive in on Sunday, I had fast food. I did not drink any soda though, so I'm glad to say I have been completely caffeine free for a week+ now.
One interesting thing I learned is this: because I hardly eat fast food anymore, when I do, I can FEEL how horrible it is for my body. I actually felt sick after eating Taco Bell last week. It's the only fast food I can even stomach.... All I had were cheese roll-ups & cheesy fiesta potatoes (hush, I know, I know) but I actually felt my body running differently almost immediately after consuming that crap. I am pretty sure I have kicked my love of fast food! I used to be a french fry addict & also loved cheeseburgers & chicken nuggets. Now I don't eat meat much (as in less than once a week, most of the time I eat none at all) so that's not an issue. French fries absolutely disgust me now. So, yaaaay.
I am trying to turn this crappy week around and learn from it, though. I am never letting myself go more than 2 days without exercising again. I am going to be better about eating ever 3 or 4 hours from now on, sick or not. I am even thinking of setting timers on my phone to remind me to eat something to keep myself going.
So, anyone wondering how I feel after one week of not working out much? Horrible! My energy is gone, my positive attitude has disappeared, and I am just down right miserable. I even had a panic attack on Saturday.
Getting myself in the mood to exercise was impossible. I just crawled out of bed today and forced myself to walk a few miles on the Nordic Track. I really took it easy & only did 4 miles in 56 minutes. But it's something! I am planning to start the 30 Day Shred again tonight, too. I even picked up 5 new DVD's today to get me motivated. One new DVD a day should keep me interested.
Learn from my mistake - work through your sickness, even if all you do is go for a walk each day. Don't let your cold rule your whole life, like I did. I gained weight, I feel gross, and I have to get used to exercising all over again. Not good.
I know that once I get back into the swing of things, it will come easy. I am just dreading what these workout DVD's are going to do to my body after a week of barely doing anything except sleep.
By the way - what on earth happened to my blog while I was gone? On Thursday I was flipping out and so excited to reach 1000 hits and now I have almost 1800 & I haven't posted since Friday!