Sunday, January 29, 2012
11 days off (I can't believe it's been that long already!!), and I feel like I'm completely back at square one. I'm only a little surprised that it took exactly one day too fall back into not eating enough again (under 1200 cals) and skipping every meal before 2 in the afternoon. I missed working out for the first 5 days, and now I'm dreading going back to the gym tomorrow. I managed to watch every season of Storage Wars, Hoarders, and 30 Rock on Netflix during my sick break...TV being something I had really gotten away from, but that I now find myself craving again. I have zero motivation to rejoin any of the challenges I do...it just "sounds hard" to me after a "whole" 11 days of forced sloth. While I realize it is impossible, I feel like I've gained back every pound that I've lost...which is just making me sad. And depressed and lazy is just not a good way to start off my week.
On the plus side, I think I've become slightly more rational during this break. I am 100% certain that I was not taking enough rest days, even though I had convinced myself that I didn't need them. I'm now planning to shoot for 2 days off per week from serious exercise. The odds of me ever not doing anything at all on these days are slim to none because I'm just a "busy" person, and sitting around the house is usually not an option for me. BUT...I'm going to commit to doing nothing more strenuous than walking, light hiking, or yard work on the "off" days...no ST on these days either!!
I'm going to "restart" my SP diet also. I can't help but notice that I started carb cycling, and got REALLY sick a week later. It's bringing back bad memories of the Atkins Fiasco...so it might not be a bad idea to go back to calorie counting, whether it works or not. At the end of the day, I'd rather be fat than sick...so while I might end up giving it another try sometime in the future, I'm thinking it might be a better idea to go back to basics for a few weeks, and maybe pick up the calorie cycling again once I'm back in the calorie groove.
So to summarize...the next week is going to be pretty hard for me...I can just feel it.