31 January 2015

Quick note before Crossfit

Just read a great article about why people don't lose weight. The author had a number of valid points, but what it really all boils down to is being honest with yourself and being responsible for your own actions. Truth be told, I have some problems with these things. It is easy to forget that I had a treat for breakfast and have a treat for dinner. I can blame others/my schedule/insert anything here for why I didn't eat right/workout/insert anything here, but it all boils down to choices I make. Yesterday I came home and laid down on the couch. I fell asleep and did not get up for the 4pm Crossfit class. When I did get up I decided that I was too tired for the 5pm class. Choices. By 5:15 I was wide awake, so I blatantly lied to myself. Choices. Choices I made. So here's some brutal honesty. Tracking my food everyday is the only way to be absolutely positive that I'm not 'treating' myself too much. Also, I need to be brutally honest with my tracking. There have been times when I've not been sure and so erred on the low side. Weighing, measuring, and tracking are the only ways to be truly accountable. And the workouts. Not only did I fall asleep yesterday - which I knew would happen when I laid down - but I allowed myself to skip the dog walk on Thursday because I was so tired. Why was I so tired? Because I had not been using my planning and organization skills to the best of my ability and so I was more stressed out at work then necessary. So brutal honesty and no excuses, that's the way it has to be.

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