Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Okay so, I had a triumphant first month. I worked out six days a week, stayed relatively on track with a few minor setbacks and lost - 12 lbs! I was even happier to feel my body becoming fitter and stronger.
This week was my first major setback. I got sick. It's the kind of sick that just really knocks you on your butt. The first two days - Saturday & Sunday there was just absolutely no way I was going to the gym. I just felt too exhausted and too weak. Yesterday I finally dragged myself to the gym, for two hours and did some light work on the bike and and stair master. I took everything at a very steady pace and didn't push myself which feels like a waste of a work-out.
I've completely abandoned Brazil Butt Lift (for now) because I know I don't have the stamina to keep up with the work-outs right now. I have a very bad cough right now and I just can't handle anything too intensive.
To add salt to the the damage I've added to my work-out routine, I also screwed up my nutrition badly over the past three days. I'll admit I backslid. I didn't track my foods, there was a bunch of Super Bowl leftovers around, and I definitely ate them. Potato salad, cookies, brownies, and a BLT Sandwich are some things I'll own up to. The foods were not the healthiest and I'm sure I went over my calorie limits the past three days.
I'm trying to get back on track (nutrition-wise) today. I don't want to make this into a habit. I promised myself no matter what setbacks I had, I wouldn't give up and I'd keep going. It's hard though because I'm still feeling very under the weather. I have a cough that is waking me up in the middle of the night because it is so intense, it's painful to talk, and my head is usually throbbing if I'm not on Dayquil/Nyquil. I know I would have an easier time getting back on track if I could just shake off this cold, but I don't want to continue setting myself back.
Today is definitely a day I could use some words of motivation. It's so hard to be healthy when I don't feel healthy.