Post # 1
I spent a year changing my eating habits and exercising to become a healthier person and now in a month I’ve gone back to all of my old habits. I hate it but I can’t flippin stop! Any excuse to have sweets or bacon or chips and dip, I take it! I come up with reasons “Oh well, we had leftover hamburger, I had to use it for queso” as if I couldn’t have just mixed it in with some spaghetti sauce for dinner…anywhodiddle. Anyone else in this funk after the wedding?
In 5 weeks I graduated from college, started a full-time big-girl job and got married. Now a month after the wedding (and everything else) I just can’t seem to get motivated to do anything. Work has been insane to the point where I cried the whole way home one night just from stress (that’s NOT normal haha) and I just feel “off”. It’s not an issue with my hub, that’s the one stable part of my life, haha! I think I was just so used to the life I had (school, part-time job, etc.) that now I’m trying to adjust to this schedule and I don’t know how to do it.
I guess I’m not really looking for anything in particular. Maybe some advice as to how I can get back into a normal routine? (here’s my advice to myself: get off the couch and on to the treadmill, fatty!) haha! 😛
Post # 3
I’m going through the exact same thing! I got in shape, tanned, watching what I ate, etc… Now Hubby and I definitely need to go back to the gym! We’ve been back a couple times, but it’s so hard. I don’t have any advice, because I’m the same. I just want to say, I feel your pain! Lol
Post # 4
@AbbyDabbyDoodleBug: Haha well it’s good to know I’m not alone!! 🙂 I don’t think this weather is helping either. We have so much snow that my office closed at noon yesterday and won’t open again until tomorrow. They didn’t even close on X-mas eve 2 years ago when a storm was CRAZY so this is a pretty big deal! lol…I just miss taking our dogs for walks, somehow that makes me feel SO much more productive.
I’m quite literally sitting here typing this after eating 4 banana pancakes and about a pound of fried bacon. Whoops. 😛
Post # 5
Get it out of your house. Can’t eat what you don’t have =]
It takes time to adjust to a regular job. Took me about 6 months! it was so weird after being in school so long. Schedule work outs into your day and just make yourself do it. only you can motivate yourself. maybe you have, for lack of better words, a “fat photo” of yourself around? unflattering photos motivate me to go work out 🙂
Post # 6
It’s usually easier if you have someone doing it with you. Would your husband be willing to work out/eat healthy with you?
Post # 7
I COMPLETELY understand! Whenever I try to get in shape and be healthy, a goal date usually backfires on me (which is why I’m stuck in the lose-gain cycle). I think having a goal date in mind – especially one of as much importance as your wedding day – will almost always have a bit of a back slide after the date has passed.
Even though getting healthy feels amazing and has incredible benefits, somehow it can still seem like work. When the goal date passes, I always feel like I “deserve” the chips or fried food or whatever.
I practically gained back every pound I lost after my wedding. I’m back on track now, though, with no looming date… that way, it really is a lifestyle change, and not a change I’m making to satisify a desire to look a certain way by a certain day.
Post # 8
@ejs4y8: You are seriously so right about just getting the junk out of the house. Last year when we started our whole thing with getting healthier we just got rid of stuff. Gave it to friends who we knew would eat it, haha! I really might pull out a double-chin picture I have in mind. Put it on the fridge, haha!
@ME Team: Yes! one month after the wedding and I’m only 5lbs from where I started. Eeks. I’ve just become so sedentary since I started work…I never did gain the freshman 15 but dang I might gain the newlywed 15! haha! 🙂
We downsized our portions (the ONLY thing we’ve stuck with this whole time, haha!) and started makind much healthier meals and working out together. Then my hub got hurt at work and we kind of both fell off the band wagon. I totally don’t have that intrinsic motivation to work out. At. All. We’ve got a treadmill in the basement…I have to stop watching so much t.v. after work (and drinking so much wine!). Maybe instead of sitting on the couch and watching my show I’ll watch on the treadmill, then keep the t.v. off in the evenings and find something I want to do, read, sew, stuff like that…I’ve gotta do something!
I seriously feel like I’m going stir crazy. All work and no play…haha, it’s like a scene from the shining!
Post # 9
You know, I didn’t really work too hard to lose a lot of weight before the wedding, but for whatever reason, I’m so ready to make sure that we are eating better, working out, etc. I don’t know if I’m trying to get my body ready to start TTC, but I know it’s a good thing because we need to be healthier. I guess now I will turn all the focus that had previously been on my wedding to the baby-preparing. 😉 My problem that I have is finding time to fit everything in. I want to get up early to work out, but I stay up too late, so it’s either be sleep deprieved or work out. I know I need sleep to help lose weight.
Post # 10
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Post # 11
@bluespurrs:My Mom told me about that website! I might have to give that a shot.
@Mrs. Bonnie Blue:I know what you mean! I want to make sure I have healthy habits BEFORE we TTC because I don’t want to have my cruddy eating habits and have to quit cold turkey! 😉 How could I walk away from candy so fast? HAHA! 😛
Post # 12
That’s a lot of transitions at one time–I mean big life milestones. No wonder you’ve gone back to old habits as it’s something comforting and familiar. Take time for yourself, do what you love, and I’m sure your wonderful new hubby will be by your side to support and motivate you! 🙂
Post # 13
I’m totally feeling you! I just feel like I would explode if I had to deal with surging hormones, baby, and changing eating habits it would be too much. Luckily, we are not going to start actively trying until this summer. Since we’ve been on our honeymoon this week, I haven’t really done anything. I did bring my ‘Walk away the pounds’ DVD, but it’s stayed packed away. Oh well! Now I have something to focus on now that the wedding is over. We can resolve to be better together! I am going to start focusing on my WW, especially with the new system!One of my sisters does it and she loves teh new points. I think if I just remind myself why I’m doing it, it will make it a bit easier. It will be an everyday thing.
Post # 14
@rebeccarich: It is a lot at once, I try to be a positive person and not let things get to me but sometimes it’s hard not to, I think once things calm down a bit I’ll get better about being active. At least I’m keeping the house clean, that’s a nice change, haha! 😛
@Mrs. Bonnie Blue: How did your wedding go?! Where did you go on your honeymoon? We didn’t get to take one. That’s life though, right? We’ve talked about saving up and taking a 5 year anniversary trip…hopefully it happens haha.
Post # 15
I feel you, chica! I also graduated, got married, and had to find a real job very quickly. I was stressed and busy and it was easy to eat conviently and be so tired I didn’t feel like moving once I got home.
However, step one was getting my hubby on board with healthier eating. We decided it was worth investing in our health and well-being to spend more on groceries each month. We also invested in a juicer and have been routinely making fruit and veggie juice for breakfast.
As far as moving/exercising, it’s best to make time for it first so you can’t put it off! Early mornings aren’t always easy, but then you can’t forget about it or be too tired for it later. I’ve found a couple of classes nearby with my sisters, having people to work out with always makes it better too!
Post # 16
@caiters_marie: I’m glad I’m not the only one who did so much at once! Although it was kind of nice to just get it all “over with” (not to sound horrible!). I hope I can get my butt in gear. I honestly thing my hubs is more dedicated to getting healthy than I am! :/