I’ve been getting a little complacent this week. I don’t know if it’s the excitement of the new year or what, but I haven’t been working out like I normally do. Plus, I went on a small food binge the other day. Interestingly enough, I was confused about why the scale was creeping up (how audacious of me). I couldn’t fathom why the scale wasn’t moving in my favor. Eventually, the scale stopped moving, and I stayed at that weight for a couple of days. Last night, I went hard with the exercise and better managed what and how much I ate. Here’s what I plan to do the rest of this week:
- Better regulate what I eat. I know that how I eat plays a big part in how I lose weight. I own the fact that I binged the other day, but I also know how it made me feel and I don’t like that feeling.
- Increase the amount of time I work out. I had been doing 45 minutes, but I’ve upped myself to one hour now. I’ve also gotten tougher on myself with the breaks I love taking during sets. I started doing this yesterday, and I managed a lot better than I expected.
- Hydrate more. Normally, this is not a problem for me because I drink quite a bit of water, but lately I haven’t been hydrating properly.
- Sleep better. I’ve been going to bed very late (I’m a natural night owl), so I’ve been resisting waking up early even more now. This causes me to be sluggish and moody in the morning and never in the mood to work out.
Anyway, it hasn’t been a good week so far. I have a few days to make up for it, and I think I can. If not, that’s fine. I’m not punishing myself, I’m just trying to make things easier for later. I tend to dislike myself a little bit, not obsessively–just disappointed because I know I could have done better. Well, we have five days to see how this all plays out. Can’t wait!
Until next time,
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