So, it's freakin' cold outside. Yesterday, here just outside of Denver, it was like 80 degrees. I think last night, mother nature realized, hey, it's October, it should totally be colder... and so, now it is. That's probably not how the weather works, but that is how it is in my mind.
I've been doing fairly well. I've lost seven pounds this week, which is awesome. But I'm worried. I see myself listing excuses not to do today's exercise, although at this point, I still do it anyway. I find myself slipping from my meal plan, not by a lot... but by enough that I'm wondering if I'm sabotaging myself in some way. You see, I'm at the weight that I seem to be able to drop to and then it all stops. I keep going for awhile, but eventually I slip back into the blahs and give up. I do NOT want to do that this time. I want to see that I can keep with it and still progress - maybe slower, but still progress.
I've changed up my exercise plan a bit, mainly with strength training. I now walk 1.5 miles six days a week, and then on top of that I do 25 min strength training (all body) every other day... then 10 min upper body strength training on the other days. The 25 min strength training days has been the Biggest Loser Power Sculpt level one, but now am alternating with Levels 2 + 3. Changing it up has been challenging, so I think that is a good thing - I've noticed I'm doing better with level one, so I have developed my muscles to do those exercises well, with good form. I want that adjustment with levels two and three.
I'm wondering if all the previous times I got to this weight and gave up... if maybe I was slipping before that and really just sabotaged myself. It's happened enough that I have major doubts about losing more weight, that maybe it's not possible for me.
I do not want to give up, so I put this out there that I will continue on my plan, that I will adjust as need be, that I will move forward.