change in weight (6/8/21 – 6/14/21): -1.2 LBS
I was nothing but tired this week. I got sick, the kids got sick, the baby didn’t sleep because he was sick, and I was a mess because of it. I think I averaged less than 5 hours of sleep per night this week and it really caught up with me. So I barely worked out. I think I had 1 run and 1 ride this past week. I usually average 5-7 workouts per week and this past week I barely moved. That was tough.
I expected it to be a bad week because of this. Exercise regulates me. It helps me cope, to deal with stress and feelings, and obviously helps me work towards my calorie deficit. The less stressed I am, the less dumb eating I do. As you can see, so much of my success ties to routine exercise. But I succeeded this week. I accomplished weight loss anyway.
I know I have written about this before, but I sometimes succeed the most when I do not overthink it. I know what works and when I stick to it, it… works… amazing! It is nothing profound or earth-shattering. When I track my food and watch what I eat, good things happen.
The other win for this week is I showed restraint. Old me would be stubborn and try to push through the fatigue. I actually did this when we brought the baby home from the hospital. I did not listen to my body and I crashed hard. I was not going to make the same mistake. Pushing through fatigue, real fatigue, does not build you up to be stronger. It handicaps you and makes attaining your goals harder. I am proud that I took it easy. I am proud that I worked out minimally and tried to rest the best I could. Because of that I was able to do a run this morning as I have been feeling better and this week will pick up as I pick up.
So now I am raising a small glass of bourbon to myself. I succeeded when I was sure I would not. I again proved to myself I am more capable than I think. Add it to the countless examples I have acquired of this reality over the past year an a half and maybe, if I am lucky, I will start to internalize my own potential.
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Every day goals:
1.1 gallon of water
2.Track every bite
3.20 Body weight squats
|Low impact Ride||Upper body Strength and stretch||Power zone||Power zone||Stretch||Ride||Stretch and recovery|
|Meal Plan||Meal Plan||Meal Plan||Meal Plan||Meal Plan||Modest takeout||Meal Plan|
Meal plan denotes sticking to pre planned meals we shopped for.
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|Date||Change in Weight|
|1/25||N/A – no weigh-in|