Sunday, May 26, 2013
I seem to have this unfortunate knack for making things worse before I make them better. So I went with the first week of the challenge I am in now.
Week one was seemingly an excellent week with high expectations and plans. Too bad I didn't follow them. Consequently 2 pounds were unpleasantly added to my weight tracker. Was, therefore , not an excellent week with my high expectations and plans.
So I was able to git a grip on things. I usually don't need to be hit in the head by reality more than one time. Exercise has never been a struggle or issue in my life. I am pretty faithful my walking, hiking, biking and working in the garden. I am lucky to live near a beautiful bike trail, and a couple of nature reserves with hiking trails. And I use them a lot. And I have a weekly weight training group I meet with, friends from work, and our colleague is personal trainer. She has taken on 4 of us as a project.
Calories are another matter. I was needing to stop being cavalier with respect to my calories, thinking the regular exercise would more than make up for my troubling calorie increase that first week. It didn't. And it was not pretty. Time for a new, old plan.
So this week, I exercised as per usual, and carefully tracked calories.
It worked. I lost weight. I am pleased and grateful I caught this self defeating trend early and was able to short circuit the craziness.
On to week three. Still with high expectations as well as exercise and tracking. I have a good feeling about it all.
Good luck and God bless us all in our journey.