Day 20: Get real. Share something you’re struggling with right now.
Right now I am in a constant battle with myself. I made a goal for myself last year on my 29th birthday that I would lose 30 lbs before I turned 30. I have consistently been able to keep off 10 lbs, and in a constant battle with 5 more lbs over the last few months. My birthday is August 17, so I have a few months to lose 20 more. I doubt that I will lose the full 20…but I would be happy with 10 more consistently off.
I eat very healthy and clean during the week, for the most part. I usually have a salad and some veggies (snap peas, carrots and/or broccoli) for lunch or a sandwich with turkey on a whole wheat wrap and then I cook some type of chicken or lean beef meal for dinner with a veggie as a side most of the time. For breakfast I normally have oatmeal or cereal and a banana or some berries. I am trying to get myself back into green monster smoothies for breakfast instead. At one time I had my taste buds able to handle drinking spinach with fruit in the mornings. Snacks usually consist of an apple, PB2 with a few Triscuits, almonds, or carrots and hummus.
I ruin my diet on the weekends. I like to go out and eat with my husband, normally we eat out 2-3 times between Friday night and Sunday afternoon. I like to have a beer or two some weekends as well. This kills my work during the week. I used to be super active when I was younger, and I know the only way I am going to be able to lose any more is to start becoming obsessed with working out again. I haven’t had a real work out since last spring when I was trying to “run.” I use the term run loosely.
Starting on June 1, I am joining a gym. I hate that there isn’t one near my house to go in the mornings before work. I don’t have enough time to go to the gym, come back home get ready and be at work at 8 am, because we live too far from everything. My only option will be to go after work. Once I get into the routine of it, it wont be so bad. It just sucks working a full day, fighting traffic then having to go to the gym. Then come home, rinse off, cook, do the dishes, and try to settle in before I have to do it all over again. I would much rather get it done first thing! My hope is to crave and need to work out after work after a few weeks of forcing myself to go! I used to crave my work outs, so that should come back.
Mind over matter. That is my struggle. I need to get out of my own head and just do it. No excuses. No more “Faturdays.” Instead of having a cheat weekend, it is going to be a cheat meal.
Anyone else trying to get back at it? Have any tips or things that work for you?