05 February 2016

Success found in small things

The post I sat down to write was very different from what this one will be. I have been reading some blogs and was feeling like everyone is having this wonderful success and I'm not. This evening I have been feeling a little down about this whole weight loss thingee. I had some candy this afternoon and I felt like that was really horrible. Oh, I also had some banana bread at an event this morning. When I came home I ended up being lazy on the couch and then working on school work. I was getting very down on myself for eating what I did and not taking the opportunity to get some activity in. Then reading other people being very successful just made me feel worse. So I was going to write a woe is me post. Then I stopped {right here i need the sound of a scratching record}.

I had a number of successes this week. I hit my macros almost every single day. That is amazing. I had some candy and cookies but I still hit my macros most days. That is amazing and totally awesome. I did not get any activity this week. :( I'm feeling a little fat so I'm hoping coach cuts my calories a little bit this week. But if not, that's okay. I will stay the course and see what happens. It feels good to be in control of my food and not have it control me. I like that. So I'm going to view this week as a success and not beat myself up, well, that's not allowed this year anyway.

I can't help but notice that whenever I make really solid, concrete goals, I fall short. I was walking up a storm and then I made a walking goal and stopped walking. WTF???? I know that I'm afraid of failure, but not trying is the biggest failure. So this week that is my focus. I need to set goals and stick to them. I need to develop follow through. So I am going to make some SMART goals for this week.

Sensible: Maybe it's not sensible to go from 0 to 100 in one week. Maybe I should start a little slower. So I think I will work to get 1 workout a day.

Measurable: It will be considered a workout if it lasts for at least 15 minutes. So a 15 minute walk in the morning, or a short yoga session will definitely count.

Attainable: That goal is completely attainable. Being tired is not an excuse to miss my goal.

Relevant: Making exercise a priority is completely relevant to my life at this point in time.

Time based: This is for this week. I will complete a workout every day for the next 7 days.

I just logged my workouts for the week in my Passion Planner. I will stick to it. I will complete them all and I will be successful this week. I remember a time when I set workout goals and crushed them. Time to get back to that feeling.

Okay, feeling pretty positive about this month and ready to take it on.

31 January 2016

It's been one week

This is not completely true, the week wasn't that rough, just normal rough. I took Monday off because I had to take my car in only to find out that they couldn't fix it. Ugh!!!! So angry at them. But the dentist called and could squeeze me in Monday afternoon; I had an appointment scheduled for Wednesday and that would have required another day off; so I went to that and it all worked out well. The rest of the week was pretty normal. Chris came in on Wednesday for the pro-bowl, which is today. He leaves tomorrow. Other than that it has been pretty routine. Nothing spectacular, good or bad, and just normal.

One good thing that did happen is I figured out how to hit my macros. That was huge. For 5 weeks I've been working towards eating better and trying to hit them and I kept falling short. Then suddenly this week it just clicked and I started hitting them. Weird. But it's good. I have to go another week hitting them before we do anything different. At least this week will be a little easier, now that I know what I'm doing.

I'm supposed to walk 6 miles this morning. I've been delaying it because a) it's raining a little; b) I have a whole lot to do today; and c) I really just don't feel like it. But if I don't go today, I won't have a chance again until next weekend. Maybe I'll go for a shorter walk and not the full 6 miles. That would work. Maybe if I just get out there, I'll feel like doing the whole 6 miles. I have all day to get everything else done because the boys are at Pro Bowl and won't be back until 7 or 8 tonight. So I have all day to grade and write tests and if I focus, those things won't take long. And I need to go to Costco.....oh hell, I'm going for a walk.....

Be careful where you step.......

it could be a trap.  I'll get to that in a second, but first, let's get caught up. Since my last post, things have been going ...