Ok, so my goal two weeks ago was reach my step goal (12,000) at least three days of the week, and to track my food diligently. Did that happen? No. Well, this week I did hit my step goal three days, but other than that, no.
Why did this not happen? Because of what I tell myself in my head. I tell myself that I am just too exhausted at the end of the day to get out there and get those extra steps. I tell myself that it is too cold or wet to get out there and get those steps. I tell myself that I would rather be pending time playing with my daughter. I tell myself that I will do something to get them tomorrow. I tell myself that I am tracking in my head, and will log the food in later….and not to worry because there is no way I am going over my Points allowance with what I am eating.
Now all that being said, I am still consistently eating clean almost all the time, and measuring my food portions. I have been slack with the water, which annoys me that I have let slip, and my exercise schedule has not changed (but it is not what I want it to be – I consistently do a great workout on Friday evening and Saturday and Sunday afternoons, but the rest of the week is not regular).
So what does this mean for my goal…give up? Pick a new one? No, I think I will keep trying to meet it, because they are both simply good things to be doing. Even if I wan’t trying to lose body fat, these would both be worthwhile activities. Also, how can I truly say something isn’t working for me, if I never really tried it properly?
See THIS is where all my Gen X entitlement rears its ugly head. I want to be able to have what I want immediately without doing the real work. I want to eat well and exercise for one week and lose 20 lbs of fat. I want to eat “whatever I want” and be lean like all those non-existent people who that is a reality for.
Just wanted to share a cool thing I read and see what people thought of the ideas/science behind it. Check out this article regarding training to compliment your hormone levels/menstrual cycle: http://www.ptonthenet.com/articles/Training-Females-According-to-the-Menstrual-Cycle-3889