Thursday, September 15, 2016

I Messed Up...

Okay - you caught me. I'll admit it. I got off track this weekend. And it was a loooooong weekend of being off track, if I do say so myself.

In the past, this is the weekend that would have spent me on my downward spiral back to unhealthy eating & a loss in focus of my ultimate goals. This time, not so much. It's taken a long time for me to understand this - BUT EVERYBODY HAS BAD DAYS!!

Whether it's emotionally bad, mentally bad, or "food bad," we all have days where we just can't get it together. This is okay! There is nothing wrong with taking a few days to realign, as long as you jump right back on the wagon.

That's what I've done. I recognize I had a bad eating weekend, but I didn't let it stop me come Monday morning. I instantly woke up & made my egg breakfast - which always leads me to remain on track the remainder of the day. I reminded myself of what I'm doing in this process & moved forward.

Yes - I had a fantastic weekend! I greatly enjoyed myself with friends and really let myself let loose. But that doesn't mean it has to be the endall to my health journey.

Yes - I'm expecting a small gain this week (reminder: weigh-ins are on Fridays!!). But that's okay. I know that with my commitment & effort towards a healthier me, I will still hit my ultimate goal.

So this post is a reminder that it's okay to mess up sometimes. It doesn't mean your entire life is ruined. It just means you get back on track & keep chugging along on the train to a healthy you!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Weigh In 09.02.16

Weekly Loss: -1.1 pounds
Total Loss: 15.4 pounds

I know I'm a day late this week (the post for that reason is coming...), but weigh in happened yesterday & it's time to dive in.

This was not my strongest week. I lost 1.1 pounds, which is good - but just felt like I could do more. It was an off week because I just had so much going on that it became hard to wrap my head around what I was doing and really focus on the nutrition in my meals.

That being said, this weekend is a big one. My journey began the day after the 4th of July weekend, so now that we are at Labor Day, I feel like we have hit a landmark date to look at progress. In those 2 months, I am down 15 pounds with stronger goals in front of me. This is one of the first times I've embarked on a journey like this where I have kept my head in line and my eyes on the prize. I am feeling better and better about myself by the day - and continuously looking for additional ways I can really embrace this journey of health that I'm on.

One thing I'm starting to feel ready for again is working out. When I began my journey this time, my relationship with food felt to be such a toxic thing that I needed to take 100% of my energy to focus on changing it. I had to get in the right mindset to teach myself to resist those temptations that are out there and gain the willpower that I've never been able to fully control before.

Now that I'm feeling more confident in my approach towards nutrition and food as a whole, I'm ready to take on the moving more portion of my journey. I've taken some time to consider gyms and what workouts I want to pursue and am still in debate of that matter - so in the next few months, expect some review posts of different workouts and programs that I'm excited to test out.