All right, so week 2 didn't go according to plan. Life got in the way. I didn't do as bad as I had thought I had. Only ended up gaining 0.8 of a pound. I was really proud of myself for doing almost an hour's worth of a workout yesterday. My body's sore, but not too sore (just lets me know I'm alive!).
So what do I need to do to keep my motivation up this week? Hmm...I know I need to make myself a priority, but how? First, I need to keep my inner fat kid in check. Second, I need to keep moving, no matter what. Third, I need to keep track of my food intake.
My biggest problem is my inner fat kid. She whines...a lot! Tells me I shouldn't HAVE to work out...it's hot outside and now we're sweating. WHY do we have to take this walk? Why can't we just go home and eat those chocolate chips in the freezer? Ugh! She can be so annoying. I finally just ignored her yesterday and did my workout anyways...felt good, but man! was she mad at me...she'll get over it though. I feel better, and that's what matters. I know that I need to appease her in small ways or she'll rear her ugly little head and before I know it, a whole bag of candy will be gone and I'll be left holding the wrappers...no bueno! So maybe I can do just a handful of those chocolate chips with a spoonful of peanut butter. I crave crunchy more then I do sweet...maybe I could grab some of those 100 calorie packs at the store next time I go.
I have a serious problem with getting moving if I've opted out of working out for a few days. It's just really hard to WANT to get up and dressed and out the door. I need to stop with my excuses, and I need to get dressed to the shoes before my body has realized what happened. I honestly think I need to work out for even just a few minutes a day to keep that momentum.
I have noticed that on the days that I track what I eat, I don't eat as much. Instead, I drink a ton more water. It's like I feel guilty if I have to put that extra bite of mashed potatoes on the tracker, so I just don't eat it. It feels really good to see a deficit of calories for the day, and knowing that if I go out and have a special meal with my family on the weekend, that I'm not going to feel too guilty about it. I do need to increase my veggies though. Got one in last night. I think I just need to start buying them already cut and cleaned. That seems to help with my motivation to eat them. Granted, it costs a little more, but I think it may just be worth it.
I know that I can do this. It's just going to take a couple extra pushes from me to get me there. I look at all the people on my team that work out 2 or 3 hours a day, and I can't help but feel jealous, but I know that their situations might be completely different from mine and they may have been at this just a little bit longer than I have. I'll get there though!