Sad to say this is the motivation I need today after my Saturday indulgence (thanks so much to my FitClub Aussie friend Kate for sharing this today....just what I needed to see!!!).
I definitely had a set back this weekend. It started innocently enough with a dinner date with the hubs. I haven't had a treat meal for a while, so decided to take a bit of a splurge. We went to a local mexican restaurant and I ordered my non-healthy favorite. And dove a bit to deep into the chips and salsa. And decided white cheese dip would be ok too. So it wouldn't have been a travesty if I had stopped there. But, unfortunately I didn't. We were invited to go out with friends. Mama doesn't get out too much and I made a couple of non-diet friendly choices. But I do have to say I had fun. Was it worth it? Yes and no.
I really struggle when I stray from my normal routine. I know I am supposed to allow myself a little give every now and then, but I really hate losing the momentum and progress I have worked soooooo hard to get. I don't like having to lose the same pound (or few) more than once. I want this process to be as efficient as possible so I can move into the next phase of the journey. My problem is that I don't do just a bit of anything. If I eat one piece of candy, it usually leads to the whole bag. One cookie leads to a dozen. You get the point...I tend to "go big or go home". Moderation is a word I still need to look up the definition of. Saturday was no exception.
Sunday I think I had a bit of a mental pitty party. I did ok with my eating but I never made it a priority to get my workout in. Which made me even more mad at myself. One of my Dec goals was to only give myself 4 rest days for the month. I just had my first on Fri the 7th and then turned around and burned another one two days later. UGH! Stupid!
Last night I gave myself a rousing halftime speech and decided to get my head back into the game. Today was a new day! I was back up with the too early alarm this morning and was hitting the treadmill as if I hadn't missed a beat. I started round 2 of c25k and completed w1d1 easy peasy at an increased pace of 4.5 mph for the jog and 4.0 for the walk. I made sure that Saturday was just a setback and not a failure.
So in posting today's stats, I am reminded that that short period of fun cost me over a week's worth of work. But I am choosing not to dwell on that. In the words of Rafiki from the Lion King...
So I choose to learn from it.
I will start over as many times as I need to. And each time it gets just a little bit easier.
Here are my weekly stats - the good, the bad and the ugly.
Weekly scale +/- (Mon-Sun all weights): up 1.0 pound...womp, womp
Workouts last week: 5
Workout minutes: 235
Workout minutes: 235
Total miles last week: 16.1
My weekly pic
(new to me shirt brought to you by my bestie Melissa! love it!)
What are your struggles? How do you pick yourself and get started again?
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