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Friday, July 19, 2013

The One Where Alex Sees No Results

As it has been for a while, work is hectic. I’m moving my lab equipment (which would be hectic in and of itself), my cubicle (which would be hectic in and of itself), managing a project with 2 interns and a full-time employee in 3 (very) different time zones, and somehow need to manage to get real work done.


That’s actually becoming “manageable chaos”, and I’ve been getting into the gym 2-3x a week for the last 3 weeks. It’s not the best, but considering that there was a holiday weekend, a couple birthday parties, and countless other things to do, I’m actually somewhat happy with my commitment.


What I’m not happy with is my results. At last check (admittedly almost a week ago), I had gained 1lb from my previous report (to 255.2), and still don’t feel comfortable in my clothes. Even with the fact that I haven’t been getting into the gym the 4-5x a week that I would ultimately like, I felt like I’d see some positive results by now, even if it was only a couple pounds.


At the end of the day, I’m happy that the upward trend of the weight that has been going on since early May is stopped, but I’m looking for that “over the hump” moment where I can say that I actually see results.


On a slightly more positive note, for the first time in years, I forced myself out of bed and to the gym before work! This is _crucial_ as law school creeps up on me. Once school starts, I’ll have a packed schedule from 8:30am to 10:00pm, with the only “break” being the 20-40 minute commute from work to school.


I’m also seriously considering and investigating the possibility of biking to work 3 days a week. I originally ruled this out, because I would have to ride the train from work to school, and the train costs $75 a month! (I would pay less in gas and maintenance fees for the car). However, my school has a deal with the train service for $5 annual pass! That’s right, for the cost of a coffee, I can ride the train to school and back for a year!


The only thing that is worrisome to me is that I previously gave up commuter biking, because I was uncomfortable with one of the intersections that I had to cross (had multiple close calls). However, there is some construction in the area that may give me an alternate route.





Thursday to Thursday weight change: N/A lbs.

Total weight change (from 253.8 lbs on June 13, 2013): N/A lbs.

6 comments:

Tyly said...

I admire your determination to figure out something that will work for you and your crazy busy schedule! Don't give up on it!

armyamy said...

Keep it up Alex! It is said that success is the most powerful motivator. It's important to not let the inverse (lack of success) stop you from trying. It sounds like you have a good plan. Just keep at it.

Suz and Allan said...

Keep up the good work Alex! Hopefully biking a few days a week will work out for you.

Cintia Listenbee said...

New reader here! I love the blog. Keep running strong!

Tempie Hughes said...

Congrats on the new job!

I've been married for several years, but I do remember how tough it was, when as newlyweds, my husband was working full time and running his business on the side. I can totally empathize with you on missing time with your husband!

Good luck with your new job!

Tempie Hughes said...

Oops, I just realized that I posted my comment on the wrong blog post! I went to sign up for a Google + account, and I guess I scrolled down too far when I came back! I'm bright like that! Lol