Why is it quicker to go up than down?
Monday, September 06, 2010
Funny how 6 weeks of hard work seems to be ruined by 1 week of bad attitude.
I started a fitness boot camp 7 weeks ago and at the end of week 6 had lost 4 lbs and 7 inches (2 hips, 3 waist and 2 bust). At this point I was extremely proud and pumped for the next 16 week fitness boot camp session that I had signed up for.
Last week I encountered some major huddles mentally and even though I attended all my fitness classes and worked hard - any healthy eating habit I know completely left my skill set.
All I did was eat fast food, drink and try to make myself feel better. At the end of this past week, I am mentally and physically exhausted - back up in weight (+1 lb) and completely in....
THE RIGHT FRAME OF MIND!!!
I know that eating unhealthy is a huge part of weight loss and feeling good about myself and I have proven it in this past week. I am not giving up and have put myself back on the healthy living path. My lunch and breakfast is already to go for tomorrow and my alarm is set to get up for my fitness class.
Even though I am disappointed in my weight gain and inappropriate eating last week I am using that as a learning tool for "what not to do the next time I have a stressful week". It didn't help me feel better - in fact it seemed to heighten my stress. A healthy lifestyle not only includes a fitness schedule and healthy eating program, but a healthy approach to managing stress. So that is my new goal - make a plan to deal with stress in a healthy way so that the next time a bad moment, day, week or month looms - I know I can conquer it in a healthy manner.
Cheers to being back on the healthy wagon!