Motivation really plummeted last week. I’m not sure why, but I think part of not doing as well as I could was down to my lack of planning ahead. I didn’t make a full meal plan so was winging it most days. I didn’t plan in my workout days and the week flew by without me even realising. Mostly I was just busy at work, in the home and my mind was all over, and rather than taking a nice, long, head-clearing walk, some days I just sat inside.
How my week went…
I kept calories low most days and saved some up during the week so that I could enjoy my birthday and all the treats that came with it without messing with the plan completely. It worked and even though I completely indulged on my birthday, I didn’t go over the suggested calorie amount.
I also learned more about protein and how to add it to my diet more regularly. This is something I’ve struggled with a bit, but I think I have some solutions now. Any suggestions welcome though!
By the weekend weigh and measure day, I was disappointed in myself. I know I could do so much better and am not taking part in this programme to go as easy on myself as I used to. I feel a bit frustrated, but actually not getting the results I would have liked this week are a massive push for me to do better for the next, and it has definitely been a lesson in accountability. I never imagined a time I’d feel guilty for not working out so there’s some change going on!
When measuring I noticed some inch measurements had actually gone up, but only by a very small amount, 1/4in for example. I also found my body more bloated than usual which might have contributed to this though so want to be more mindful of what foods do this to me and actually avoid them because in general, I just didn’t feel good.
Lost: 0lb (not gained so that’s something!)
Biggest inch lost: 0in (measuring 4 body parts)
Steps managed: 12k some days, barely any on the others.
Protein intake: Not great.
Win of the week: Not sabotaging myself for a good time, even on my birthday!
This week the plan is to really go for it every day, plan as much as possible and stay on track, holding myself accountable and staying consistent. Consistency has always been my biggest struggle when it comes to anything personal, so I need to push myself.
What do you find yourself struggling with when you have a goal in mind?