Feeling off and need a little advice please....
Friday, May 27, 2011
First off I wanted to mention to anyone that does read my blog, and is on my friends list, I haven't been checking my friends list as regular as I used to. I gotta get back to it because you ladies and gentlemen keep me motivated! Usually I try to check at least every day if not every other day and I haven't done that this week.
I've noticed the past week I've felt off. I understand part of this journey is the fact that there will always be ups and downs. I'm not going to be 100% motivated, nose to the grindstone, all the time. That is where the glorious habits we put in place come in...to keep us going when we don't always feel like it.
I have to say I'm happy I'm to that point. I know that even though I don't feel like it 100% I will exercise today. I know that I will feel good once I'm done even though I don't feel quite like it now. I absolutely refuse to go back to the habits I left behind in February which is to slowly let my exercise life die a slow death.
I'm not quite sure what is behind this. I noticed this month when I got my monthly (sorry to any guys reading this) it happened to be a not so great time for me mood wise. Just having officially ended this gift from Mother Nature I still feel down. Even my husband noticed I wasn't quite my usual perky self.
I think potentially I'm thinking too much about this being the end of the month (I measure the 1st of the month). As with my last post I do appreciate and see the other side of what I've accomplished. In full reality I think I could have accomplished more. I can and will do better.
I will preface what I'm about to say with I know its not good to compare yourself to others but I'm still going to say it....
A friend the other day posted on facebook how she has lost 20 lbs from January to now. She is smaller than me to begin with. She now looks amazing. I'm not sure where she sits diet wise but I know she does exercise.
I'm not letting this get me down but I think its also a wake up call for me. I'm 5'2 and 175ish lbs. Yes I have muscle in there but I think I should have lost something in 4 full months. I have lost a few inches and that is nothing to shy away from. I am proud of that. At the same time I need to re-evaluate.
I don't know if maybe I need to be doing more cardio since fat loss is my primary goal. I still plan on doing Chalean Extreme but I don't think its giving me enough cardio.
I know on Sparkpeople I'm not the best at logging my foods on here. I'll do great until dinner and then if I eat something I made its hard to figure out just how many calories I've consumed. I know I need to eat better. I'm not horrid at it but I could certainly do way better.
At the end of the day it comes to calories in vs. calories out. I think my next step has to be actually planning out my meals. I don't know why but its one step I always drag my feet on. Silly right? One of the things I know to be effective I'm drag my feet on.
I will see change in June. I have the fire to see it. My accomplishments so far are great and I'm not putting that down in any respect. At the same time I still feel like I'm missing a little piece of the puzzle and I'm so close to finding it.
I know I didn't actually post any real questions here. I think I'm just looking for some thoughts. I don't plan on giving up weight training but maybe I need to focus a little more on cardio? I always get confused when it comes to muscle building vs. fat loss and how those two go together.