Like I was saying the other day, this week has been a bit of a struggle. I feel like I spent a lot of time reverting back to my old behavior, which puts me a little on edge because it was SO DAMN EASY to do. I would like to think that one day I’ll be able to lower my guard a little, but it’s possible that I’ll have to be forever vigilant if I want to stay healthy.
But, that said, this weekend has been a turn for the better. With the exception of dinner out with family at a Polish restaurant last night, I’ve been eating healthy and in appropriate quantities. Not only that, but the house is filled with good (and good for me!) foods.
The weather finally turned and the past few days have been absolutely gorgeous. Mid 50’s and sunny and awesome in the mornings, giving way to not-quite-70’s during the day. I would love this kind of weather year round (don’t ask me why I live in the Chicago area if that’s what I want out of Mother Nature) and have been taking advantage and getting outside as much as possible. This weather perfection won’t last long.
And now the weekly review:
|The happy green checkmarks are
starting to accumulate…
My bad choices were reflected in the measurements Saturday morning. And going out Saturday night really reinforced why I need to drop some inches: none of my winter clothes fit. Aside from some hoodie sweatshirts, I literally have nothing to wear. I’ve decided that in pursuit of progress, I’m going to avoid the scale entirely. I found this past week that I would step on the scale the morning after eating poorly, and I hadn’t gained much and thought, “Oh, hey! I can eat whatever I want and not gain weight!” … of course, that’s completely wrong, it just sneaked up on me instead. I’m hoping that no feedback will force me to make good choices so as not to have a bad surprise on Saturday morning.
Still going at 100%! I’m pretty proud of this, especially since my schedule didn’t exactly play along with me. Also – I got in an extra run this week, hopefully on my way to running 3-4x/week. I have a 9K race coming up in a month that I would like to not suck at.
Because of the slip-ups already mentioned, the 5 servings of vegetables a day habit also suffered. It’s harder to get the good stuff in when I’m filling myself up with bagels and donuts and chips and stuff. I’m going to sit down and make a plan for the week and get all of my food prepped and really buckle down and make this happen.
Weeks 1-2: Fish oil and probiotic
Weeks 3-4: Eating slowly
Weeks 5-6: Stop eating at 80% full
Weeks 7-8: Lean protein with every meal
Week 9: 5 servings of vegetables a day