Monday, August 30, 2010

A Constant Struggle

One thing that I am always struggling with is my weight. I've always had a curvy, athletic build that would pretty much stay the same regardless how much I dieted. Weight lifting makes me bulk up and when i start a work out routine I don't lose, I gain.

In the last few years I have probably gained a few pounds that could stand to be lost. However I'm finding it impossible to lose those last few pounds. When the hubs was gone I lost the weight pretty easily. However I quickly gained them back when he came home and we went on vacation.

Last week I swore I'd start hitting the gym but I came down with a severe cold/flu that I am still getting over so have been unable to hit the gym as I wished. Another thing that gets in the way of working out and eating healthy is my work schedule. Starting tomorrow I will pretty much be working 8-7pm and that doesn't include travel time. The last thing I want to do in the mornings or nights is go to the gym

Eating wise I don't do too bad. I could stand to eat a few more fruits and veggies but for the most part I eat cereal for breakfast, a turkey sandwich for lunch and a healthy dinner. I rarely eat beef and most of my dinners include chicken and a veggie. I rarely keep snack food in the house though now that the hubby's home I find bags of chips laying around which sometimes I can't stop myself from having a few

So I decided to start watching my eating habits and adopting a healthier lifestyle. I just have to get motivated to do it. So I ask all of you with crazy schedules how you find the time to fit in workouts, what work outs do you prefer, are there any good diet plans to follow?


  1. We're in the same field, so I totally get your schedule! I mostly work in clients homes so I have the luxury of helping tutors follow the BIP, model lessons, etc. Interacting with the kids is sometimes workout enough. If your position permits, jump in and work directly with your clients. This may help get in a little exercise.

  2. I leave for work at 7 and sometimes don't get home til 7, but we try to do a few workouts during the week and even fit in some jogging. Also while you're relxing at home watching tv do some exercises, like the plank and sit ups and jumpin jacks, etc. Any working out helps! But you know 80% of it is eating, make sure you're eating enough veggies and more whole foods, helps a ton! Watch sugar intakes too. I feel you! I;ve gained like 5 lbs since being married and it's hard, I just like to eat! Lol but our health is super important! I've found that eating out is fine, but in moderation.

    You can do it!

  3. Oh girl I hear ya! I did so good with working out while Robbie was gone and now there are so many other things that come before working out. Especially now with moving into the new house we are so busy! The bad part is, now is the time I should be working out the most with our wedding only 39 days away!

    For eating, try to have a fruit, veggie, and protein for every meal. I know it's hard, usually I get the protein and either the fruit or veggie. Also, try the 5 small meal thing. That's what I do and now if I don't get my morning snack I am starving! I usually have breakfast at 7, snack at 10, lunch at 1, snack at 4, and supper at 7.

  4. I don't work, but I am pretty busy between taking care of M and school. I have started making time for a run in the morning. It only takes a half hour and makes me feel more ready to take on the rest of my day.

  5. Hey katie, I find that you really have to prioritize, I have no idea if I spelled that right! ha! I think we make the time to do the things that we want to do. If nothing else, I love doing the shred in my home! Just found your blog and following, so cute! for what it's worth, I think you look great!

  6. Weight Watchers works and you don't have to workout if you don't have time -- just stick to your points and you'll lose. Good luck!