Sunday, July 28, 2013
This is week 7 of BLC 22. One goal of this week is to reflect on the past 7 weeks.
I have been struggling during this challenge. I gained weight in the very beginning, and have been unable to lose it. I know I am eating too much. I have focused so much on fitness, that I have neglected the biggest part of weight loss. Eating less.
I have tried to change my eating habits without success. One thing I need to work on is not eating when tired. I have been so busy for the past few months with work and family responsiblities, I have been pushing myself to exercise even when I am exhausted.
This is counterproductive. Today I was about to sign on to spark and I thought I am exhausted. Let me have some chips, and I will have more energy.
I instead took a nap. I woke up and felt so much better, PLUS I did not let my eating get out of control.
What I have done right this challenge.
Tracking my food
Exercising 6 days per week
Incorporating strength training.
What I need to adjust- stop emotional eating.
Get more rest
Focus more on what I need to do, and allow that there will be some days that I don't get a lot of spark points. I was involved in 3 challenges at the start of this challenge. I am cutting back on that as well. I will focus on one challenge at a time.