Saturday, August 11, 2012

Saturday Weigh In (Long Overdue) - 08/11

I'm not entirely sure where to begin.  As you can tell, I've been a bit of slacker with my weekly weigh-in posts for a month!  NO; I did not fall off the wagon!  I've been just as committed to this journey as I was when I first started back on February 4th of this year.  However, life happens and I haven't had the opportunity to blog about it.

The last week couple weeks have been a bit of a hot mess!  Ramadan (the month Muslims fast from dawn to sunset) started a few weeks ago... I love Ramadan, don't get me wrong - but my comfortable schedule gets turned upside down.  I get very little sleep, anywhere from 3-5 hours... I don't do well with less than 6 hours of sleep - so I'm in a perpetual state of crankiness. 

Truthfully, I was concerned with how Ramadan would affect my weight loss efforts.  Since I am unable to eat/drink during the day - I couldn't continue with my daytime workout routine.  I refused to stop exercising; primarily because I LOVE exercising and I wanted to keep up my endurance.  I shifted my workouts from the day to very late at night, after breaking my fast and allowing the food to settle.  I also reevaluated my 5 day a week exercise commitment...  I conceded, at least during Ramadan, it was probably best if I adopted an every other day approach instead - which, I only adhered to for the first week... I quickly went back to my 5+ days a week routine instead.

My plans were further altered when I realized hubby would be home in the evenings during my runs on the treadmill.  I love my hubby but I just feel weird about running in front of him.  I also felt weird about running outside so late at night - but given a choice between the two - I'll run outside.