I should probably call this post "Friday phone dump" because that's more of what it is.
I have been at home all week (my parents' home) and as much as I love my family, I'm ready to make my way back to my peaceful, quiet home where I only have to share a bathroom with one other person. Not 4. (Unfortunately I have to go to Seattle next week so this won't be happening for a week).
Why, you ask?
Well we are remodeling all of the bathrooms in the house, and saving one for last until the rest of the bathrooms are done. So we are all sharing this one bathroom in the laundry room, clear across the house. It hasn't made for the most comfortable of situations. Especially when my trainer has me drinking a gallon of water a day.
The projects are behind schedule (as they always are) and its loud and dusty everywhere.
why is picking paint so hard? and none of these colors made it into the final round
Back to the drawing board on paint. As much as I love design, I'm just ready for this to be over. And I've only been here a week!
I'm heading to Tahoe tomorrow morning with Evan's mom, aunt, cousin and her daughters. The boys are all going camping and we are going to have a relaxing little girls' trip. I need a minute to breathe this weekend because I've had so much on my plate lately. I don't really plan to check e-mail or do anything technology related (except who am I kidding, I'm an insta-addict) this weekend.
As for my training... it is going to much better than I would have ever imagined.
I've really developed this self control that I didn't even know I had (my parents had pizza a few nights ago and I didn't even want any). I haven't been tempted and I haven't even really been craving anything.
I get a tablespoon of peanut butter after my dinner and honestly, it is the highlight of my day. It is just SO satisfying and I look forward to it.
I've been doing my cardio and strength workouts everyday except Sunday and it is just becoming habit now to be at the gym everyday.
I am already seeing some changes and I'm really excited about it. I'm down about 7 pounds total in the 12 days I've been working out with Erin.
Almost 2 weeks down and 10 left. I know that I can make this lifestyle change and get the results I want and I'm learning that it means giving up a few things I love- wine, cheese, dessert.
I've just learned to accept that the 20 seconds eating or drinking something is NOT worth the result. It just isn't.
I will do an update in a few weeks (probably week 5) with a little more detail about exactly what I've been doing, eating, thinking and feeling about this whole process and why this is working for me now when I've tried just about everything under the sun before. It really does just have to click.
Hope you all have a good weekend!