One of the downsides to living in an apartment is not having a washer and dryer in our unit. In the basement of our building there are laundry facilities but they are generally in use. So once a week or so I gather all the laundry and head to a friends house to wash clothes. Today as I was picking up the basket, my purse, water, coffee, and bag full of electronics I felt strong. Getting down the stairs and to my car with everything wasn’t a huge chore.
This time last year it was. I was in pain and preparing to have surgery on my ankle to fix multiple issues. Carrying even a light load of laundry down to the basement was a chore, let alone lugging everything and then some to my car. After surgery my husband started doing the laundry (laundry is a task I actually enjoy doing and am picky about. He helps in a multitude of different ways!) and it has taken until the last few months for me get back to the point where going up and down the stairs was easy again.
I credit a lot of my recent success and growth to my mindset. Instead of focusing on losing weight and “looking good” I’ve been focusing on getting strong and FEELING good. What a big difference it has made too! I am almost at the point where I am comfortable going after a few goals, and definitely more confident about what my body can do.
1st Weigh In: 342lbs
Last Week Weigh In: 321.2
Today’s Weigh In: 316.6
I wasn’t sick at all this week! I increased my calories and that seems to have made a world of difference on my physical and mental health. I’m still losing so for now, I am going to stay at a higher goal when it comes to caloric intake.
Goals Check In:
Stay casual with carbs. – Done!
Work out 3 times. – Eh… I worked out once. I feel like I put a lot of unneeded stress on my body the first few weeks of this new way of life and that contributed to why I was so sick. I do intend to get back into the gym, but right now I am focusing on diet and self care. If I go to the gym it’ll be to have fun, not because some plan I drafted up for myself.
Try a new food.