Saturday, April 14, 2012
I know that you're really bummed out that you didn't do a ton of fitness minutes Friday, but 180 calories burned is still not a bad thing.
The following are facts, and not excuses:
- Your body knew something that you didn't - last week, when you thought that it was weird that your calories were in the 2000+ range - it was gearing up for an early cycle.
- This could most definitely account for you feeling tired and frustrated and sad this week.
- You've still managed to drop a pound this week, even with that weird change.
- This weird change probably brought on by the sudden influx of activity from Zumba.
Do NOT feel bad about Friday! 180 cals burned is good for an off day, and that's NOT EVEN including your BMR OR the other movements/actions/activities of the day that were not tracked. You are doing well. You did not dance, but you have a 2-hour practice on Saturday.
You'll be okay.
And I am proud of you. There have been several times where you've felt discouraged and disappointed, you've made not-so-good choices...but no matter what, you've pushed on. You've kept going. And that's awesome...and exactly what you need to keep doing.
(My cycle varies with diet and activity, it seems - it happened all 3 summers that I worked at Girl Scout camp. Walking, walking, walking everywhere, lots of games involving movement, and a faily balanced diet on a pretty strict schedule. Cycle would always show up at least a week or so early. I've pretty much come to terms with accepting that this happens with big routine changes.)