The first two weeks of this challenge was easy peasy. Nothing but healthy meals and snacks, hit the gym including cardio and weights like a champ & found myself incredibly motivated to continue. I just wrapped up week 3 with the official weigh in yesterday. Over the course of the last 3 weeks I have lost 5.27% of my body weight. I’m really proud of that number; except – that was the same number I had when I unofficially weighed in mid-week. (I’m a bit of an obsessive weigh-er).
Somewhere about midweek my previously killer workout turned into just doing 50-60 minutes of Cardio and then heading home without touching the weights. That’s absolutely a no-no. Also, the calorie counting got a bit lax. What the heck is that about? You work so hard to build a healthy habit and in just one lousy day it can all fall apart. I suppose that’s more to do with mental toughness.
Every week moving forward will be a test of my will. I’m ready for the gut check. My goal for the day is to put together a shopping list and meal plan for the coming week. I’m notorious for starting strong with healthy eating habits, and then slowly letting it falter. When you’re really hungry, and you don’t have a lot of options, it’s very easy to say “to hell with it” and order a pizza. Not OK anymore.
Yes. Meal planning. I’ll get on that!