Well, I had originally had this whole thing written out about how I wasn't really feeling stressed by time... Days later, I had to delete ALL OF IT. Because the stress of time, has entered lol. And let me tell you...
Overtime at work = Overrated
Dealing with the stress of a new job, albeit, a very legal job on a diet, has been a very large challenge. I've officially been in this job for 4 weeks... For the first two, I could barely eat on time. When I would eat, a lot of it was comfort eating. Now, I have to be on my game all day long. Chocolate on the table in plain view of my desk? Too bad. Pumpkin muffins right next to the oatmeal? Too bad.
I've started to sip on earl gray all day, which helps. What does everyone else do to keep yourself sane during a hectic workday?
Not really hungry much. Yet. I mean, I'm hungry by the time its time to eat... but... not starving like I expect to be. I have learned that we cannot focus on what we can't have, focus on what you can have and need to get in during a day. You want to meet a hungry puppy though? (like he doesn't get enought food. Pshhh)
|Ps. He's SO soft. All those folds of fat under his neck, I just love to roll my fingers in it. :)|
Lil Biter! Good thing he really just likes sticks now, and not my Uggs.
And sometimes he really likes to LAY on the rug... Enter GINORMITY....
|Can anyone tell that I love my puppy? He's still got another 30+ lbs to put on... Good thing he's in a house of body builders and athletes.|
Did someone say NEW SHOES?
Yeah, I let the guy at Runner's Soul talk me into purple Adidas. If you know me, I'm not much of a bright purple gal. The dude said almost no women want black shoes. Pshh. I think this pretty much convinced me that I need to be a two-pairs-of-running-shoes-type-of-gal.
Its progress! My resolution has been to de-clutter my house... So I have been working on one room at a time, I started with what we call the Office, which really is the second bedroom that we store crap in. Yeah, everytime I go into that thing... It really reminds me that Patrick needs a shop. I need all of his "man cave" crap out in his own space... and not in mine. He's putting in the shop in March, which will help me get clutter out of here. I'm stoked to get our house cleaned up in a major way this year.
LOL! This is what Patrick has started calling us. Hehe! Everyday he is texting me with stuff like "I smell a champion" and putting forth a full effort into doing what he can to help me with prep. I love that. :) He's also working on putting on mass while I'm doing the lean out, which has been a huge plus for me... He hasn't been doing anything with bad carbs & sugar so that has been helpful! Also, he is committing to dieting and leaning out while I'm in my last month of prep! I think that is going to be so awesome for both of us. He'll be eating the same foods as me (no more making him tacos while I eat fish!?!?!) and we'll both be seeing great results, which will be incredibly motivating! Go Team Sexy!
I'm starting to set myself up for a pretty good pace in this prep. I'm feeling more confident going into this prep, and more prepared! New clothes, new shoes, new workout clothes, new running shoes, new tupperware, new supplements and loads of food prepped. Word.
I feel like I'm being "all business" but I suppose that a lot of my energy is focused right now, on just enjoying what's going on. Enjoying being in the moment, and being prepared for the next. My weight hasn't decreased much, I'm only down to 117.5 which is only a .5 lbs loss... I can't say I'm surprised though, my body has been going on a lot of the same foods as I do during prep and quit dairy a few weeks ago, so I'm sure that the "water weight" point has passed. Although, I do feel my body switching into burn mode. Hot flashes are back, which proves that this is a SWEET indicator from my body that my metabolism is up. Its like a present! My spotting, however, is also back. Which we now know occurred until I got below 12% body fat. Kind of gives me some good motivation to push hard now, and get there soon(er?). :)
Alright, I was trying to distract you all with cute puppy pictures and not show you a progress pic, but I snapped one this morning and am feeling somewhat good about it... Although my weight hasn't changed, my body certainly has...
|Ps, I had a cheat meal just last night, kind of helps me see why I'm not seeing my obliques a ton...|