Monday, March 11, 2013
It's funny how I have to sorta give myself a little pep talk/reality check whenever I change things up with diet and/or exercise. This week it has to do with getting back to tracking and eating my "normal" stuff again. I've given my body too much to deal with the last couple weeks. First it was the low carb week, then last week it was the PMS/grace week, now it's back at my good, healthy, sustainable diet.
During the gym BL competition, I had gotten to the point where I was stressing a little about food and exercise. I was beginning to lose sight of the big picture. I wanted results and I wanted them now! While I am thankful that it inspired me to work harder and eat cleaner, I now realize that I kinda wore myself out a bit. My knees are still giving me trouble and my grace week last week was my rebellion against the food restriction of the weeks prior.
With my head back on straight and repeating the concept of sustainability...both with food and exercise, I move forward. I do want to run, but not in pain, so I will take that day-by-day. I'm excited to get back into martial arts but that is just once a week for now. I'll keep doing strength training 2 times a week and cardio 4 days a week, but be more cautious. I plan to ENJOY being healthier, not suffer through it!