IN SERIOUS NEED OF REFOCUSING...
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Gonna TRY to keep this short. After the 5k I lost all focus. I started allowing in some junk food (even though I am almost all organic now, I bought a few packages of crackery / cookieish type foods) and eating out MORE than I should. I was told by my doctor to really take it easy in the gym for a few weeks after my training for the 5k was done so that my sore left leg could have some time to heal. Okay, I accept that. I was worried that I would lose steam if I had to back off. Well, I have. Steam is gone and I feel lazy. I still worked out every weekday last week for at least 30 minutes per day, but I felt like I should have done more. I guess i was just used to doing 60 or 90 minutes a day. 30 feels lazy to me now. And this week there was yet one more blow. The friend I work out with at 5:30 every morning always calls me at 5 because I am terrible at waking up on my own at that time. And because I know I am meeting her there I get up right away and get ready and get my butt to the gym. On monday morning she called me at 5 and said that she decided she was going to try going in the afternoons this week. Ugh. I went back to sleep (had no one I was meeting!) and shortly after that we were evacuated from our homes (long story - local fire, possibility of explosion, had to leave my home for the day, gym was closed too cuz it's right by my house) so I was gone all day long. Yesterday I slept in (had no one to meet!) and went to the gym @ 4pm for only 30 minutes. I sat around in my pajamas all day cuz I didn't want to take a shower cuz I knew I'd just get gross when I worked out - so I had a lazy day. Today... ran errands in my gym clothes. Still haven't gone to the gym yet - I know I'll get my workout in one way or another, but I HATE working out at night. Oh yeah, and I've eaten badly all week - actually starting on friday.
So, it's been a bad couple of weeks. Yes, I AMAZINGLY hit 262, which was 41 pounds, last friday morning. But as of this morning I was up to 266.8. OUCH!!!! And my fingers aren't really swollen or anything. I am sure there is SOME water weight, but I think it's just weight gain from less calories burned and more bad food eaten. I HAVE TO break out of this slump and totally refocus. I have only lost 10 pounds in the last two months. Now, yes, I am glad I lost that. But I KNOW I can lose more than 5 pounds a month. I have a goal of getting under 200 by Christmas. I have almost 6 months to do that - it equals out to right about 10 pounds a month which is totally doable... but not if I stay in this slump.
My plan to refocus:
1 - Workout every morning and be done BEFORE 10am (get there at 5:30 or 6 if at all possible).
2 - Workout for at least 45 minutes (even if 15 is just walking on the treadmill) to get back into the swing of working out MORE than just the bare minimum.
3 - Come home and take a shower RIGHT AWAY instead of sitting around in workout clothes all day long. It just makes me lazy...
4 - DO NOT buy any cookies or candy or snack crackers or chips or ice cream THROUGH the end of July (unless it's something like Ritz that hubby loves but I know I won't eat). I am allowed to buy items like Kashi crackers that I know I can control myself on - I never eat more than one serving.
5 - Limit of one visit to Starbucks per week. If I want more than that - TOO BAD!
6 - Limit eating out on the weekend to only once. No more of this "once on Friday, once on Saturday, eat junk all day Sunday" stuff.
7 - Drink ALL 8 SERVINGS of water - I've really been slacking in the last two weeks on getting it all in.
8 - Eat 3 meals and 2 or 3 snacks per day - must get more order into eating rather than grazing all day long (even grazing on healthy food isn't helping my metabolism).
9 - Have at least 2 fruit servings and 2 veggie servings per day. Been slacking on that too...
10 - As much as I hate doing it, I also need to track my food for AT LEAST the next two weeks. I need to get back on track.
11 - Be more committed to checking in every day with my Biggest Loser team and do the Daily Challenges no matter what - Go Orange Tigers!!!!
I know that giving myself such a large and detailed list makes it sound like I totally fell off the wagon - and that is IN NO WAY true. But I see myself getting sloppy and allowing in little things and that just leads to more sloppiness. I didn't work this hard and come this far and lose 40 pounds so that I could get lazy and lose ground (and gain pounds). I am getting refocused before I fall off the wagon. THAT WILL NOT HAPPEN TO ME AGAIN! EVER!!!