Monday, April 13, 2009
I've hit a plateau. This happened to me before. In order to not lose motivation, I am taking inventory. I am journaling my food and water. I am exercising. But I need to see where I can make changes (if they are needed). I'm working very hard to change my lunch food because Lean Cuisine/Smart Ones/Healthy Choice are so high sodium. The other small amounts in my other foods were fine...but the processed lunches pushed me over where I wanted to be. Today, I brought in a measured portion of a vegan pasta dish that DH and I ate late last week. I'm stopping and thinking about adding sodium when recipes call for them. I need to have a replacement handy if the flavor must be there.
Also, while I think that I am burning calories as I should...I think my body is in an exercise rut. I have to admit...I have gotten so bad about getting my ST. Very bad. I do my cardio, stretch, and call it a day. I need to be strong too. I am seeing that in my tummy, triceps, and backs of my thighs. With less than 12 wks until swimsuit weather, I need to get this in a few times a week.
I did a few weeks of Jillian Michaels, and then I stopped. I think she might help me break my plateau again. I should try her again for a few weeks to see if the scale moves. Plus I would get my ST and cardio in one session...so no way to overlook it or not get it done.
Even though I have just under a month before officially preparing for the marathon, I am keeping the running in my routine. I need to have it on my habit list.
I'm hoping that, by looking at all aspects of what I am doing now, then some change can happen and I'll get that motivation again.