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We just got back from our trip to Portland where I ate waaaaaaaaaaay too many voodoo donuts. I told my husband I've never felt this sick and I've been pretty bad about my diet and exercise over the last few months. So I hopped on a challenge with some of my friends on facebook where we're going to do the same fitness program together, I've told my gym friends which classes I'll be at which days so we can say our goodbyes, and my husband and I are going to go back to eating fully organic. I'm literally back to sweating cold sweats from food and my binge cravings are back. I can't live like this again.
I have been having trouble staying on track the last couple of weeks, but I do try and get other's help when I am off track, asking them for their routines or an idea for the day to break the rut. Today I am alone at work so I work workout clothes to work to try and inspire workout sessions on breaks and to go straight to the gym after work.
I get bored real quick. I try to motivate myself throughout the day that I'm going to do something when I get home. If I think about it most of the day, I will normally do it ("I will go for a run tonight because it's nice out!"). Unless I get up stupidly early, there's no way I can do it any other time, and I normally don't take a full lunch break because of how much work to do.
Couch to 5k has been good for me because the intervals are always changing each week, and the music for the podcasts (PodRunner), so it's something different to keep my attention. Lately I'm trying to get outside more often, so the nice weather is a motivator for me.
Although having support like this group is a great thing to keep me motivated too! Especially when you see that other people are keeping up with their goals. It's not a competition thing for me, but it's a "he/she's doing it, I can too!".
That's always the challenge isn't it? But of late, I have been trying new things....I can't work out at lunch because I don't want to be sweaty when I get back to work, and there is no where else to change, but I decided that I can take a "stroll". I know that its not a lot of calories, but I found that I can walk around the entire business park, in and out on the paths around the buildings, and not work up a sweat. But, I'm moving... so obviously burning a few more calories than sitting at my desk. I think it will help me to clear my head and make me more effective back at the desk.
i'm not sure, but I think it makes me feel like an active, healthy person, and so I make better "active, healthy" decision about the rest of day. And this week, finally I have lost 2 pounds... so I will go with that!
What do you all do to get on track and stay there?
Have a sunny Tuesday..... its looking pretty promising for my afterlunch stroll!