I know I didn’t update yesterday, so I’m updating for yesterday and today.

Yesterday I woke up and had every intention of hitting the gym. It was hard to find the motivation because for SOME reason, rainy days just make me lazy. I’m sure most people get this same feeling-you just want to lay in bed all day, cuddled up with your significant other, dog, or pillow and blanket-whatever you find comfort in, but I just couldn’t get up and go. I found myself sitting on the couch watching more wedding shows on TLC and stuffing my face with brownies. I ate HORRIBLY yesterday. After my two brownie fest, I picked up a cheeseburger happy meal on my way to work. I somehow learned to eat low calorie at McDonalds by ordering cheeseburgers and small fries, but it’s still not really healthy because of the high fat content. The good thing is that while I was at work, I didn’t eat, because I can’t really. I think when I DID get my break and got a chance to eat, I wasn’t hungry, but I had two Oreo cookies and a fiber bar. Even with my bad eating, I probably still stayed under or around my 1990 daily caloric goal because I didn’t eat much later in the night or when I got home from work. I just drank water to help satisfy me until I fell asleep.

I woke up this morning a little late, so I didn’t have time to hit the gym before my coffee “date” with an old friend. I was going to go later on tonight after visiting with my mother, but Tom came to visit & I can’t workout when he’s around. I’ll be away from the gym for the next couple of days, but I’m not worried, cause I’ll get back on track once he leaves.

I’m trying my best to eat healthy, but with my crazy hormones going amok, I’m on my second day of bad eating. And again it’s the same thing: I’m still under or around 1990, just not eating the healthiest. I’m going to try my best to eat better tomorrow and getting back to taking my multivitamins and multi-minerals tomorrow, which will also help with digestion/fat storage. I also tend to struggle with logging my calories on MyFitnessPal, too, when I start the day off eating bad. So, tomorrow I’m gonna work on logging my calories. I feel like the days when I eat bad are the days I NEED to log. One thing I love about MyFitnessPal is that at the end of the day when you log all your calories, you can click “Complete this entry”, and it provides you with feedback, based off of how you ate that day, with a prediction about how much you’d weigh in five weeks …Most days I get “If every day were like today you’d weigh Xlbs [near or below my goal weight]”. But I feel like my lack of logging on my bad eating days, I avoid that negative feedback, but I know I NEED to see that so when I DO start eating badly, I’m reminded of the bright red number showing me gaining weight in 5 weeks time. So, tomorrow shall be a new day! I can only take things one day at a time. If I make the conscious effort to be better than the day before, then I should ultimately wind up with positive results!

Hope you all had a better past two days than I did! Best of luck on your journey! Tomorrow is episode two of season 10 of The Biggest Loser on NBC; check your local listings for time. I’ll be at work, but I’ll watch it Wednesday morning. I highly encourage you watch this season-as it touches home for me: around half of the contestants are under the age of 30. It’s just crazy how much younger the contestants are getting with every new season!

Sorry this post isn’t a little more entertaining with stories of another awesome run. I’m still brand new to the idea of this, so I’m still in the process of figuring out what direction I’m going to take this in, because of COURSE, I want this to be something worth reading & beneficial to all my readers. I have an idea for tomorrow’s post, so keep an eye out for it!

And let me go ahead and put in a disclaimer: I am by no means a nutritionist nor do I have experience as a personal trainer or in exercise science. I can only tell my experience and my personal opinion. I DO have a background in Biology, as that’s what I got my undergrad degree in, so I can only offer and base my advice off the knowledge I learned from sitting in college courses, like neuroanatomy and endocrinology, for 4 years and my own side research. I’m sure if my sister, the one who DOES have exercise science /personal training experience, has time to comment, she’ll correct any info I have wrong. I, of course, will do my best to post correct information by researching it as much as possible. But every BODY is different & so what may work for one may not work for another.

But all and all, I just hope you find some sound advice, gain some knowledge, and enjoy my stories! And ALWAYS-feel free to comment. I love the feedback!