Friday, March 01, 2013
Fridays are my weigh-in days. The past four I have seen the same number (give or take a few ounces, but really - we're just calling it the same number). I've been frustrated, angry, disheartened, and , at times, just plain disgusted with myself.
I haven't strayed with my eating at all. Other than during the back injury (which sadly prevented movement for a bit), I've been on top of my exercise. I've seemingly done everything "right," but wasn't seeing ANY progress.
As some of you know, I got a new set of home equipment and started a new workout schedule this week. It's been going great (the soreness I mentioned yesterday is already abating) . I've also added seeds and nuts to my daily intake, hoping to benefit from some of their better qualities. Not that I was ever lacking where fruit and vegetables were concerned, I've increased those and decreased my carbs, as well. (On a side note- my stomach bloating has been MUCH better since cutting carbs.) In short, I re-evaluated, revamped, and re-assessed my situation.
I failed at February. There's just no getting around it. There is no reason to dress it up or talk around it. I set a goal for February and I failed to meet it. It sucks. It sucks hard. I've accepted it, though, and am simply looking ahead to March - and not back at February. One success I feel I DID have, however, is the ability to actually figure out what I could do to change the situation. This is the part in the lifestyle change where I normally throw up my arms, say something along the lines of "F- It," and stop everything just like that. The past few years have found me thinking "It didn't work this one month, so screw it. It'll obviously never work, so why bother?" This past month has found me figuring out how to MAKE it work. While not my goal at all, I'm glad I met it.
Anyway, not to bore everyone (or myself - because I am not really one for circle-jerky feel good affirmations on any regular basis haha - NO JUDGMENT for those who are, though!) I'm skipping this week's weigh-in because I don't want to place too much pressure on it (on myself, as well). I'll do it next week as scheduled, and see how it goes. Until then, I'm just going to keep doing what I've been doing this week and hoping for the best.