Last week I vented to interwebs about my lack of motivation….my lack of consistency.
Well I’m proud to report that one week later I’m sitting in a slightly better mindset. Four days of weight lifting, 2 days of cardio, and six consistent days of eating well has definitely made an improvement on the psyche.
Many would say that is a significant improvement from where I was last week, but I’m typically hard on myself. Harder than I should be many times…and I’m working on that…little by little.
But I am also sitting here knowing that there were definitely moments in the week that were harder than others. Moments I wanted to buckle and have a sweet treat. That I wanted to say eff it. I can start again in the morning…but I didn’t. I reminded myself that we can ALWAYS say tomorrow, and that is what I said for months. That I’d made such progress in the gym this week and that I can already feel a difference in my energy levels and how I feel about myself….I didn’t want to screw it up.
I definitely still have things to clean up with regards to all of my nutrition behavior. I don’t always eat at the times I should because of my work schedule. I need to prep things to take with me while I teach…especially in the evenings so my dinners aren’t so late. But as long as every day is better than the last I’ll consider it progress.
My workouts have been pretty good. My body hurt for most of the week…hating me and loving me at the same time. AND my foot is starting to be on the mend. After taking it easy on the running (which sucks….) I’m not feeling the constant pain in my foot anymore and my PT seems to think its on the mend. So taking another ‘easy’ week on the running and trying to stick to the bike/elliptical as much as I can. It’s been rough….not the hugest fan of the bike…mostly because I’m stuck inside…
I DID take a few long walks at the end of the week and the foot seemed to hold up well….plus it was nice to just get outside and enjoy the beauty of my city.
I might try my luck at a run toward the end of the week considering I’m supposed to run a half marathon in two weeks…..eek….that is slightly scary. Even more scary? 4 halfs are planned before the end of the year…..yeah about that….
Anyway. I’m just glad to be feeling a little more like myself these days. I may not be where I want to be yet, but I know I’ll get there. And in these beginning stages of getting back to me I’m not stepping on the scale. I know I’ve made progress because I can feel it and see it….and I know that if I step on a scale and don’t see a change I like in the numbers it would be discouraging. So just being in tune with my body for now and then we’ll check on the measurement side of things in a few weeks.
How was YOUR week? Did you get to the gym?