spring training

March 19, 2012

last week it finally hit me, these thanksgiving and christmas pounds have over stayed their welcome. my holiday pants have slowly become the go-to reach.

six pounds since november have made permanent residence on my body, mostly in the lower hemisphere, which kinda crimps my jill stuart s/s 2012 bubble-gum pink, short shorts intentions.

how do i intend to get these grizzly, extra six begone?

my fitness level is pretty much that: level.

i am not improving and i am not digressing. i can bang out the push ups, and i can hit my same numbers in spin class.

but i can also throw down the matching bubble-gum pink, creme filled cookies like it’s a contest.

the last few months have been particularly stressful, and i’ve been eating to cope, tack on my inability to get 8 essential hours of sleep, which is more important to me than ANY lick of frosting, piece of cheese, or donut hole, and come 6:30pm i’m a walking, snarling, snack on anything and everything that’s not chained down, grouchy bear.

hello extra weight.

starting last week, spring training began for me: get your sleep katie!

yesterday i slept in until 7am, something i hadn’t done since my last vacation.

i did some work for a couple of hours around the house, worked out a bit {those jill stuart short shorts aren’t going to fit on their own}, and then took a 5 hour nap. hunkiest woke me up for dinner, and i was sound asleep by 8pm.

sleep is my crack, and when i’m well-rested {i.e. on vacation} my desire to overeat is non-existent.

it’s well documented that people who are sleep deprived have a higher increase of hunger and body weight.

also when i’m fortified with deep, solid rest i’m more inspired to create new choreography for my workouts. last week we did a bunch of new stuff with my coreplay ® class and there’s buckets more in my mental rolodex.

i was sore for days, and i definitely heard it from the troops.

so in the starting blocks i stand, mostly with the intention just to make sleep! sleep! sleep! my biggest priority.

how intend to get that sleep?…..well, that’s another post.

how do you spring train m’loves?

  • Really. I'm totally wondering if I don't get enough sleep now… And I don't know if I'm going to spring train as much as spring "re-write my life and ditch the bad habits"

  • Loved this post and that first image had me rolling. Made me think of my old Jane Fonda shiny outfits. Yikes! Well spring training started for me two weeks ago. I know how to eat properly, excercise and do all the right things but frankly i wasn't doing it. I was physically exhausted all the time, always sleep deprived, and dragging my feet. I put 12 lbs on my already over 15 lbs (that I needed to lose) from all my surgeries…that I kicked it into high gear and joined weight watchers. I'm loving it. I force myself out of bed every Saturday morning and I'm consistently inspired by the women in my meetings. Down 4.4 lbs with 29 lbs to my ultimate goal but 24 to my target. I'm so excited. I'm hell bent on being in a bikini for summer. This body hasn't seen that in a few years. Keep up the posts. I need motivation all around me. Now just start teaching spin classes up in the South Bay (you'd be closer to LA for auditions) for extra incentive. Good luck – just remember your a lot closer to your goal than I am – so that's your positive for the day.

  • haha, YOU are my spring training katie. although as of today i will be giving up a few things like wine and chocolate and orange chicken…until my new skinny jil sanders pants fit!

    xo mary jo

  • So last night I realized I don't get enough sleep. I allow myself 7 hours in bed, but I get woken multiple times. There's a bird that sings in my neighborhood all night. ALL NIGHT. Even at 3am. The cats wake me by scratching on bags or knocking things over or licking the walls (I don't even know what they'd want at that hour). Anyways, I'm not getting enough sleep and I'm not sure how to fix that yet.

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