Eh. Not a great start to the New Year with all my blabbering about motivation.
Foodwise...pretty good actually. I have cut out the soda and ice cream (oh yes...I was on an ice cream roll over the holidays) since Monday. Carbs aren't too bad. Protein is still a little low. Calories - well, we'll just say it's an improvement but not optimal yet.
Exercise - nonexistent. This one's honestly not my fault though. So Sunday, we went out to lunch. I ate. I ate too much too fast. I got that old reliable pain in my left shoulder. I haven't felt that pain in quite some time and I thought to myself "Guess that fill kicked in." By Sunday night, I couldn't MOVE. This pain started at my neck, through my shoulder blade and down my left side. It hurt to turn. It hurt to move. It hurt to LAY DOWN. I even called in to work on Monday because I slept like crap on Sunday and still hurt Monday morning. Side note: I told my boss I pinched a nerve or pulled a muscle or something in my neck. This new boss doesn't know about the band and she's kind of a judgey person...doesn't mean to be. I think she does it with good intentions but she's a health freak (and I don't agree with her on all of it anyway) and teaches spinning and kick boxing and stuff. But anyway...what am I going to do? "Hey boss! I can't come in today. I hurt my shoulder while I was eating."??? Ummm...I don't think so. Anyway, I digress... Anyway, I'm FINALLY feeling normal this morning. Still a little tender but I'm starting my 5k training today come hell or high water. I've noticed a lot of people starting up the C25K program right now. That's great! But no, that's not my program. I couldn't stick with it. I do my own thing. I've already run a 5k (hehe...it's fun to say that) so I don't feel like I'm starting from scratch. I'm sure about a mile into my run tonight, I'll be singing a different tune but we've all got to start somewhere.
And starting I am. I'm revisiting some of my early changes I was going to focus on...back when I was first banded. I've lost sight of them. Not anymore. No more soda or fast food for me. I've started taking the stairs back at work and I'm getting back to my daily vitamin. This is basic stuff but after reading Nora's post here about starting from scratch, I feel that's how I have to approach this year. I need to lose 3 lbs a month to reach my goal by the end of 2012. I can do this if I just get my butt in gear. And so I will...starting right now. I brought my lunch today and plan on getting all my water in and a run. Sounds like a plan to me.