Friday, August 29, 2014
I recently paid $1100 to start a new exercise/diet program called Precision Nutrition based out of Canada. It is an online program that tries to help keep you motivated with daily workouts and healthy habits everyday. I have been looking at it for probably two years thinking boy that's a lot of money and you can not get a refund unless you stick with it for a year. (which stinks since I return everything if it does not work.)
But this year has been such a struggle on so many levels (personal, professional and body wise) that when they opened up for a new session, I decided to try it and stick with it for a yr. THE Biggest commitment I have ever made to a diet program.
But let me give you some background of how I was doing 2 weeks before I started the program. (around the first week of July) I some how lost 3 pounds without trying and got down to 199. I was so so excited and it got me jazzed about seeing more results and finally getting back to my happier weight of 190-180. So I bit the bullet and decided to pay the $1100 to give the push and tools I need to see more consistent results.
But since starting this program where I have to take bathing suit pictures (Yuck!) once a month and measurements every week (Even worse and way too frequent in my opinion) and daily habits and work outs I need to check off online (not bad) and online articles and goals I need to read every day (tiresome but doable). Yes, it is a lot of work but I don't feel any more motivated to change my lifestyle. The worse part of the program is having to see myself in my two piece bathing suit from the front, side and back angle every time I go to my home page.
So after all those hoops to go through, my weight has still not gone down. It has actually skyrocketed due to a really weird long period this month. I never lost my period weight and I have actually gained 5 pounds since starting the program. Today I am back up to 208 almost 10 pounds heavier in 2 months. Which is really self defeating.
But I don't blame the program, I blame myself for eating so terribly and pretty much going off the rails (food wise) before, during and now after the Period. But this weekend (labor day) where I again have to take my second picture and my fourth turn at measurements, I am going to really work on getting on track.
I am not sure what will turn things around but I need to figure it out and figure it out before I gain anymore weight. It is the end of the Summer and I want to finish off the year at a much happier place than I started. The only fun and saving grace to this story is that once I got down to 199, I started swimming at the Stanford Pool in my two piece. And now go two to three times a week for enjoyment, exercise and a lovely tan. So as long as it fits, I am still pretty happy with my body.
Wish me luck and let me know what you are doing right now to keep you on track.