Ok, so I've been a little AWOL lately. Many different things have led to this absence but mostly it has to do with work. For the last 3 weeks I've been working 2 on then 2 off which sucks and never allows for any real productivity. For those of you who have worked night shifts, you know what I mean. If you've never worked them, well, take my word for it.
While I haven't been keeping up my log/blog or showing up lots on the forums, I have been plugging away at my workouts and keeping my nutrition under control for the most part, and I had a little budge in the numbers last week to show for it. Still, the numbers aren't dropping the way they seem like they should, and I am exploring causes for that. As a matter of fact, I think that one of the biggest barriers lies in my own brain. As such, I am trying some of what my dad would call "that new-agey shit" to see how it does--rewording "self-talk", visualization and the like. To some degree I have been doing this for months, but I am adding in some things and trying to be more proactive than reactive with it now. One of the things I'm going to start doing is drawing myself athletic in my workout log. Sometimes I might just draw an arm or a leg but I will draw myself as I am going to be and see how that helps. I am also working on visualizing myself how I will be and actually feeling what that will be like. Maybe hocus pocus, but it can't hurt.
The hubby lost 3 pounds this last week and is keeping up his activity level. Woohooo! Diet is still atrocious, but less atrocious than it was.
Here are a couple of pics for you. The one is my new workout space that I am LOVING. The other is me with my new phoenix earrings in honor of my new LE group.