The Woodward News

December 19, 2011

Weight A Minute: I gained weight!

Woodward News

Woodward, Okla. — By Sheila Gay

UGH!  I have gained about 7 pounds just since October!

Oh my gosh. How could this have happened? I let my guard down, that's how it happened.

I know exactly what to do, I've been here before........PANIC! Okay, don't panic. Take control and get on top of the situation before 7 becomes 20.

 There will always be an ongoing battle of losing and gaining weight, well at least for me. So the best plan of attack is to go back to the basics, where I learned how to control what I eat, Weight Watchers!

I would love to say that I have been eating healthy all of this time, however that would be a blatant lie. I have over indulged on many burgers, fries and candy along with soda. I had been able to control my junk food addictions with my workouts but lately I had scaled those back. I'm not going to say I will never eat those things again, because that would also be a lie. I live in the real world here and I want to be able to enjoy those things I just have to keep them in check and not overindulge...........let me just say that overindulge is a mild word for what I've done.

However, I have a plan and that is the best thing you can do for yourself.

Don't wait! Take control of your life now and when you see those pesky little pounds start "creepin" on you, RUN! If you don't run then BIKE! Hang in there we all struggle, it's just how you handle it that makes the difference.

Week 3 Day 1

Plan: 45 Minute Easy Run

Actual Workout: No work out - not feeling well (I did however work out on Sunday which is my rest day, so all is good!)

Week 3 Day 2

Plan: 30-40 Minute Cross Training

Actual Workout: 50 minute Bike Class

Week 3 Day 3

Plan: 50 Minute Easy Run

Actual Workout: - No work out still feeling to "clogged" for running

Week 3 Day 4

Plan: 30-40 Minute Cross Training

Actual: 50 minute bike class (AM)

            50 minute bike class (PM)

Note:  Weight Watchers Weigh In -

Week 3 Day 5

Plan: 40 Minute Easy Run

Actual: Rested- still feeling rough

Week 3 Day 6

Plan: 10 Mile Long Run

Actual:  6.5 mile run (walked some still feeling a little under the weather)

Week 3 Day 7

Plan: Rest

Actual: Rest

Sheila Gay is advertising director at the Woodward News