Okay, so I REALLY thought I was back on track. I REALLY did. Sadly, I stayed the same this week, not even a 0.1lb up or down. I am still at 181.2lbs with a total loss of 70.4lbs. Sigh.
I just don’t know why it’s been so difficult for me the last while. Any level of consistency I’d managed to create over October – December is absolutely gone. I’ve had big losses, small losses, no losses, and gains over the last 4 months and it’s getting really frustrating. ALTHOUGH. To be fair my exercise/activity and my eating habits haven’t exactly been consistent either. WAIT, are these things connected?!? hehehe.
Yes, I know they are. I guess my bigger question is why can’t I get back to a place of consistency. When I look back at the late fall of 2010 I realized I had managed to create for myself a fairly regular schedule (which is difficult when you do contract work), I was exercising regularly (i.e. on a schedule), and sleeping well. Currently none of those things are true anymore. My work is getting hectic and one contract finished so the other two are a bit all over the place as I gear up for a new on in the summer. Because of my lack of schedule I get in exercise whenever I can and my sleep is irregular at best! Why am I not able to take care of myself first? (Isn’t that the age-old question!)
In an attempt to get back on track after today’s weigh-in I went to the gym as I had planned. However, I decided it was time to get back on the treadmill. I’ve been running outside for a while now and I thought it might be nice to give my body something different. I ended up running for 5.35K straight through without a break – which is also new since running outside means dealing with traffic lights. I also hit the weights with more vigor then usual – I upped my weights across the board. I want to jumpstart my body.
I also ahve to commit to being better with my food choices: I WILL have a good week food wise. I will choose healthy options. I will eat more vegetables. I will guesstimate less what the points and nutritional value of food is. This is my plan. I think this is ultimately where I’m failing – I’m slacking on my food choices, not that the long weekend helped – I had lots of dinners out and clearly I did not plan well enough.
What do you all do when you’re feeling your motivation waver and are having a hard time? Any ideas to get back in the game?