Senior project is done, finished, finito!!
I did my presentation yesterday - very well, I might add - and only went over my 12 minutes by 45 seconds. I stood in front of my peers, my teachers, and my assistant principal with confidence and shared about all of the hard work I had done over the past six months.
The past two days have been a challenge. Having to sit for 7 hours both days, surrounded by a plethora of junk food was hard. Very hard. I'm not going to sit here and say I didn't eat any of it - I did. I didn't think of it as cheating or temptation or failing....I thought of it as just being a part of life.
I had a couple of cookies. I ate breakfast casserole without asking how many calories were in it. Yes, I even had a couple of oatmeal brownies. For lunch I dashed for a salad...I really wanted a salad...I could have stayed in the room and eaten the from the junk buffet - but I didn't.
Yesterday wasn't about thinking about how many calories I was eating. It was about coming together with my peers and celebrating our accomplishments. I didn't celebrate with the food - but I didn't feel guilty about eating it, either. I knew that it was the end of something big - and once it was over I could get back to my "normal" life.
So, that's what happens today. Life resumes....and so does getting back to my meal plans and exercise.
Today, I go back to the gym after being gone for more than a week. I'm ready. So ready.
My body has not liked this hiatus one little bit. I can feel it. I feel sluggish, my energy is lacking...I need to be woken up by the refreshing feeling of sweat and hard work.
For the days between now and next Tuesday - I want to go into crazy catch-up mode. I want to get into Biggest Loser Mode - because that's the competition I now have exactly 5 days to focus on. Winning that competition would mean the world to me - because I have worked hard....the past couple of weeks has been a bit of a setback and I don't want to flush away the hard work I did before that. I think it's time for some Last Chance Workouts....for the next 5 days.
I know, realistically, I'm not going to be able to pull the numbers I would like. I honestly don't think that I'm even going to be able to pull the numbers I need to win - but I'm not going to give up. I have to try. I have to say that despite what I dealt with - I still finished strong.
So, here I am, basically saying I'M BACK!!
That also means I'm getting back to reading AND commenting on blogs. I've missed hearing from you all - and hopefully that will resume, too.
I need your support. I need your encouragement. I hope you haven't given up on me - because I haven't given up or disappeared or stopped caring about any of you. You are what drives me each day...knowing that you're hear, reading about my successes..and sometimes lack of successes.
I also want to take this opportunity to give a little shout out to my Sisterhood challenge partner, Adah. She has been so much more than a partner these past couple of weeks - she has been a true friend. She has taken the time to send me emails of encouragement many times - and those emails have really helped get me through these past couple of weeks. Thank you, Adah. You have no idea how your kind words have helped me - and I'm going to give everything I can to be the best partner I can be.
Everyone have a great Thursday!!!
Till next time. ;)
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