Stress, Sunshine, and Sleep
Friday, October 18, 2013
Blogging is really essential to my sanity right now! I have been listening to my body and have decided not to IF these past couple of days. I have been hungry in the morning and throughout the day. This brings me to a new stage of this journey where I need to begin really practicing portion control, especially if I'm eating multiple meals a day.
Today, I logged my meals ahead of time, so I'm fully aware how important it is to stay on track. Fridays can be tough because a lot of opportunities to eat in excess present themselves. My goal, just for today, is to stay within my designated calories.
I went over last night because I ate a heavy dinner after eating lunch in the afternoon. I did go for a nice long walk/run, did some handstands to work my upper arm strength. It wasn't quite the high intensity interval training that I want to begin, but it was definitely something positive.
I think that I might be having a difficult time losing weight because I haven't been regularly getting at least 8 hours of sleep, lack of direct sunlight, and stress. I try to keep the feelings of stress at bay by finding time for myself, but things are definitely more difficult during the school year, and I think that affects my weight loss. During the summer, the weight just melted off, but in the past month, I have been struggling with the same five pounds.
So other than diet and exercise, I need to start making goals to sleep more, get outside during my lunch period, and find time to meditate and relax (without a phone in my hand!)