PLANNING FOR THE OFF WEEKS!
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The BLC is almost over and this round has been a huge disappointment for me. I've learned a lot about myself though. I've overcome some issues with anxiety and depression creeping up. I was sad. I was mad. I just wasn't very happy. Didn't help I was stuck at home with cabin fever from lack of a vehicle for two weeks! But before those two weeks were up I realized I needed to change. I needed something new. I needed to push myself to get back into trying harder.
I learned that it doesn't do me any good to say, "I should just quit this isn't working!" I've tried different calorie ranges, different workouts, adding extra walks, being more active at home and still can't lose a pound. But I realized in the past few weeks that I need to keep trying. This happened last time I lost weight before I got pregnant. I hit a plateau at EXACTLY the same weight and I had to push myself beyond what I was doing and just keep killing it until my body caught up to the work I was putting in. I used to play racquetball for 6+ hours a week, PLUS do a workout and take walks. So of course I'm not going to lose weight doing 30 minutes workouts. I don't have it easy. Some of my friends can take a 20 minute walk everyday and drop 5 pounds. I can't. I need to find my balance and just keep pushing.
Over the next few weeks while the BLC is on break I'm going to keep finding that balance that pushes me past this awful number. I'm going to keep looking on the bright side and focus on measurements and commitment rather than the scale. And I'm going to continue my steak of having all dishes done and my kitchen clean at all times. My husband and I have had a clean kitchen free of clutter and dishes for 3.5 weeks! yay!