Goals or Hurdles
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
I don't know if anyone else on Spark experiences this, but when it comes to my goals they have to be KISS (keep it simple stupid). Honestly, if my goals are too lofty they become intimidating and I start to self-sabotage. Case in point, is a cruise I will be going on to Hawaii in less than 60 days. I started thinking that I had better lose some weight I gained and then some, because cruises are fraught with food challenges etc. etc. Well, I put a boat load of pressure on myself and had to take a step back.
As of Monday, I am no longer using that cruise as a goal because it simply did not work for me. Instead, I am back to taking it one healthy day at a time. My group personal trainer seemed to sense something was up with me because all of sudden she asked me for my food logs so she could analyze them. I never mentioned I was struggling. Perhaps her x-ray, super healthy eyes can measure any fat gainage on my round little body. Anyhow, she noticed I was very low on protein and said I definitely was not eating enough mini meals with protein during the day. So, she gave me a sample menu that I have been following with modifications. Oh man, it is hard giving up all those worthless caloric snacks I was eating at night and eating small amounts of protein instead. My mini-meals are spread out through the day and there is only one night time snack. Also it is very hard eating breakfast, especially downing a protein shake. But my body is already responding to this shake up (get it - protein shake - groan - sorry it is early in the day and I pun when tired).
So for me, I have learned to KISS my goals and don't make them too, it you will excuse the expression, pie in the sky. I am a tortoise not a hare after all.