I read a statistic a few weeks ago that Americans gain an average of 4-10 pounds over the holidays. I woefully report that I did my part to keep these stats so high, as after I forced the Spicy Chicken onto the scale yesterday I stepped on it myself. It took me over 6 months to lose 25 pounds and only a few weeks to gain 5 back. Wow.
So I'm back at my halfway point which a few months ago was really exciting. Now, however, it feels pretty pathetic.
Today, however, is a new day and I was back at Clay this morning with a smile on my face. I'm fairly certain I won't be able to get out of bed or wash my hair tomorrow, but I really don't care because it felt so good to be back on track. It's amazing how just one workout can change everything. I ate a healthy breakfast this morning (banana with peanut butter, half cup of OJ and two big glasses of water) - took the dog for a 3 mile walk this afternoon after completing an enormous amount of work and finished off the day with a healthy meal of baked chicken, steamed sugar snap peas, and a salad. Where this sensibility was the last 4 weeks I don't know, but it feels great to have it back.