Saturday, November 10, 2012
I was going to write a blog about my epic fails this week but after reading some really inspiring blogs I think I will just quickly recap.
Epic Fail #1...I started off the week by making a goal of losing 2 lbs. I typically weigh in today. Well, I am up early and have been battling a little insomnia this week due to anxiety so no weigh in today for me. Why add to my stress. Its ok, I still feel good about most of my choices so maybe not such an epic fail?
Epic Fail #2... tracking my food. Since August I have been going gang busters trying to get back to goal. I have really been killing it most weeks tracking my food. This week, not so much! And I think I figured it out, Time Change.
Epic Fail #3... exercise. I was not very consistent with my exercise this week. Mainly due to having a hard time getting out of bed!
Epic Fail #4 lack of sleep. I have been having a hard time staying asleep. I am getting about 6 hrs of good sleep and then the brain chatter starts and I can't seem to turn it off. All of my efforts only work for a short time. I thought it was work stress but now I think its the time change.
Minimal tracking until yesterday, minimal exercise, lack of sleep, anxiety and stress from work, SAD ( Seasonal Effective Disorder). Ugh, its a wonder I can stand up straight!
I am trying to ask myself why andI think this is the reason...Time Change, ugh, need I say more? It really comes down to recalibrating myself. The time change really kind of kicked my butt. So I think instead of this being Epic Fail week it should be Re-calibration week!
The easiest thing for me to do at the moment to re-calibrate is to try and make sure I get plenty of vitamin D to help keep my energy levels up and combat SAD. I have been using my light therapy starting yesterday. Since the time change when I leave work it is almost dark. Yesterday we got a humdinger of a snow storm after being in the mid 60s for the last week. Those two things combined would have me down in the dumps usually but I am going to try to keep moving forward.
So, back to tracking this week. It really does help me focus on weight loss.
Next, exercise. With the event of snow, it will be harder to get out and run so I need to adjust my schedule. My daughter and I have been menu planning for dinner, which helps in staying on track for nutrition. I haven't laid out a workout plan. I think this will help keep me accountable for my exercise.
So the last thing is sleep. I have been having a lot of brain chatter lately. It is mainly due to work stress. I do a lot to combat this most of the time but looking back at this blog, I see that all of the epic fails have probably contributed to this instead of helping. Maybe focusing on getting in a good workout every day and tracking my food will result in a better nights sleep and then that will result in a good number on the scale. What do you think? As a goal, I think its doable. Its the execution that will need some work.
Thanks for reading.