Another week in the books and the end of Phase 1! And what a week it’s been: drama and chaos abounded with work being a bear and requiring overtime, my dryer dying on me, a dog with a UTI and the news that my here-again-gone-again roommate was moving back in. But I’m proud of myself because throughout it all, I had only one bad night where I very mindfully ditched the healthy way of responding to the stress and instead took it out on a bag of chips. That’s a step in the right direction for me — in the past, that would have had to potential to derail me for days.
The lessons and assignments this week have all been on the mental/emotional side of things — talking about fears and discomfort and the ability to let go of the outcomes and concentrate solely on behaviors. It’s been good work and the piece of the puzzle that’s always been missing from other forays into getting back into shape.
And without further adieu, my weekly round-up:
Yesterday was scale/measurement/photo (BLECH!) day. The photos, as I well knew, showed no sign of progress, but Rome wasn’t built in a day, ya know? A very small victory: for the first time my weight has dropped below where I started the program! Measurements are all about the same, but I’ll say that I’m feeling a touch more in shape, which feeds my motivation.
Still none missed! Woot! The strength training sessions got looong, but I enjoyed the challenge. I’m also really liking the interval training and getting back into running, which is good for my soul. With the end of the phase, tomorrow will start with new workouts that will be even more challenging. Bring it on!
Eating to 80% full has been difficult, but I think I’m finally getting the hang of it. Doesn’t mean that it’s always easy and I’ll always be true to it, but I’m much more likely now than I was just a few months ago.
Weeks 1-2: Fish oil and probiotic
Weeks 3-4: Eating slowly
Weeks 5-6: Stop eating at 80% full