You know, when you're doing everything "right" and you're not seeing the results you want, it can be tempting to throw in the towel... or at least grab a candy bar!
At the beginning of last week I revised my June goals. I really just wanted to focus on consistency for a while. I have a real tendency to go all out - twice a day cardio, carb cleanse, etc. and then putter out and do nothing for a while. For the rest of June I just wanted to settle on a couple of basics and get back into a steady habit:
80 oz. of water each day
15 min. of cardio
So far so good. Once you get that 15 minutes in, it's easy to add another 15 or 30. I've also been staying within my calorie ranges each day.
My body isn't responding the way I'd like it to, but I feel good about this healthy pattern. Friday, I had a "moment" and bought some candy, but I didn't actually eat any of it. I'm going to call that progress.
It's actually feeling like a real challenge to stay focused right now. My weight is higher than it's been in four years, and it's being real stubborn about coming off. I have to remember to be patient. I have to trust that if I eat well, exercise consistently and drink my water, eventually my dashboard will show it. (The dashboard is a combination of measurements: scale, inches, etc.)
I did my first 5K of the summer Saturday. My knee has been bothering me, so I didn't have great goals, but I finished, 1:20 over my target. It made me wish I had pushed just a little harder. I have another 5K this coming weekend, but it's more of a community fun run, and it's not timed.
The goals this week stay the same: water, cardio, and I'd like to get some weight training in too.
Just trying to keep working the program, and keep a positive attitude.
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