Hi Friends! How are we this wonderful day? I am feeling pretty good despite that this week hasn't been the best nutritionally or with exercise. I've rested three days but I do have a job where I'm on my feet a lot so that helps. I ate well the early part of the week. However, starting Wednesday, things went a bit array. Not horribly but a little. However, I am feeling pretty good mentally with being more conscious of my choices and eating smaller portions and that makes me happy!
I am looking forward to the 5% Fall Challenge that starts on Saturday. And I'm also doing the BL Fall Challenge. I really to make some good progress once and for all!!
is me. Although I'm not as heavy as that group, everything else is me.
I lack all of these in myself. I've been battling this weight loss now for almost 6 years. The first three were fine. I was working out. I was eating healthy. I was feeling amazing. And then my knee decided it didn't want to play anymore. Over the last three years, I've been struggling to get back to where I was before and to be honest, it's not going all that well! I've let myself down. I've let my family down. My mind isn't in the right place and I although I'm not sure how to get it there again, I'm not going to stop and I'm not giving up!
Today, I had a bit of a wakeup call. I put on a pair of XL sweatpants that my husband bought three years ago. He had to get them for me after my knee surgery because I was cold and had nothing large enough to put over my brace. These pants were HUGE then although they worked perfect for that time. It was chilly this morning so I decided to put them on since they were always so comfy. They are still big but nowhere near as big as they were. I cannot continue this pattern. I need to start digging deeper so that these pants as well as my other clothes start to fit like I want them too.
This cycle makes me annoyed. It makes me sad. It makes me frustrated.
I do not know what is going on with food but I need to figure it out. I feel like I'm making no progress! My stomach feels like it's so big! I am not comfortable in dresses or fitted clothing. It's quite depressing.
My trainer is a virtual trainer but available any time. He sends me what foods to eat and what workouts to do. I do them. I eat my plan most of the time. I am so frustrated with feeling like I'm not making any progress! I'm still hovering at 174 and I haven't lost any inches in almost a month.
I'm sad. I'm stressed. I don't know what to do or where to turn. I feel like I'm in a locked situation that I cannot get out and I do not like it!
Hey everyone! I've been thinking about how I can help hold myself a bit more accountable! The trainer is really helping however stress sometimes does get the best of me and then I cave on bad food. Exercise is not really the problem now that I'm able to do it. If I just make myself do it, there's no issue. I can easily do 30 to 60 minutes a day with one or two rest days per week.
However, food, is a problem! For the past few weeks, I've been doing well M-Th and then on Friday, all heck breaks lose and I eat whatever I want for the most part (especially at dinner). I can stay on track easily for breakfast and lunch but then dinner comes and I want comfort foods which for me include; pizza or burger, beer and ice cream. All of which are fine in moderation just not every weekend or every Friday/Saturday which is what I want to do! It's because during the week I let my stress built up that when Friday hits, I just let it ALL go!
This week I am going to do my best NOT for this to happen!
Drink plenty of water
Have plenty of veggies with my meals
Strength train 5x this week
Cardio 4x this week
Friday is a "party" at work; order "naked" burrito from Qdoba and stick to nutritional data
Get plenty of rest with a bedtime between 9-10pm
Check in with my spark buddies as much as I can
There's my plans for the week. I definitely think they are doable as long as I can keep nutrition in check. I have another check in with my trainer next Monday and I REALLY want it to be better than last time!