Wednesday, December 16, 2015
I made a couple of slip-ups over the past few days that have left me shaking my head. Why did I do that? I know the consequences. I know my health is not good, I know, I know, I know! But still I slip up. I think part of it is that I'm not eating quite right yet. I'm not getting my grain/starch at lunch. I'm not eating any fruit, I haven't been having my shake, I've not been getting enough protein, and I've bought cookies for the kids. None of those are conducive to me eating well. So today I will do all of those things I've not been doing and see how I do, or if there is anything else I need to be doing. I need to start saying no to all those things that are not on my new eating plan. I need to say yes to me and no to food.
As poorly as I've been doing with food, I've been doing much better with working out. I missed a few days due to appointments and medical stuff last week, but that is over now and I have been getting a whole hour in! Yesterday I actually went for a walk, and I plan to again today after my morning workout. I work out for at least 40 minutes (have been getting 60!) and then walk for at least 20. Stretch. and then start on strength training. Stretch again.
I'm feeling like I let myself down today. Today is weigh in day and I've gained two pounds. It could be my crappy little scale is as off as DH says, it could be that it's that time of the month. Or it could be that I just did that poorly with food and I needed this wake up call. I thought with all the working out I would be okay even after my goof with food. But if the 60 Day Summer Challenge taught me anything it is that eating right and working out must go together in order for me to lose weight. I know it can be done because I did it then. And I gained it all back when I stopped eating right and working out as often/as much.
So, what I'm not going to do, is beat myself up over it. The past is in the past, my eyes are on the front of my body for a reason. To look ahead. Learn from my mistakes and move on. So I'm going to plan my meals ahead of time, and my snacks. My snacks are to include some fruit so that I get the sugars I need to keep moving. I know that my lunches are not enough to keep me over till dinner, so I need that snack with fruit between meals. I'm going to eat my morning shake every morning after I work out and I will eat all of it, not halve it with the kids. I know they love it, but I'm the one that needs it. I can always make the kids a smoothie. I'm going to start saying no. No to foods that are not good for me. No to sleeping in. No to sweets, I'll buy some dates for my sweet tooth. No to anything that is not on my food plan. Simply no. I owe no one an explanation. I owe it to myself to take care of me. If anything the problems with my heart should be a huge wake up call. Even if it turns out to be nothing, I'm not taking good care of my body. As someone recently said, my body is not a garbage disposal, I need to stop putting trash in it!!
Okay, I'm off to work out!