Friday, March 28, 2014

filling in the spaces

Two weeks ago I posted about my newest goal - to once again fit into a specific pair of jeans from a couple of years ago. I mentioned that I was going to "fill in the spaces" between my 3 main goal (which are, again, limiting Pepsi to weekends, limiting evening snacking to Fri/Sat and running 10-15 miles a week).

So how did I fill in the spaces?

The first weekend following that post, I filled in the spaces by limiting my weekend Pepsi "allowance." Usually I drink Pepsi twice a day on Fri/Sat/Sun, but that first weekend I only had it once on Friday and on Sunday. Sunday was even more of a feat because we were out for lunch after church with friends (as per usual), and I ALWAYS order a Pepsi...but this time, I stuck with water.

I also didn't snack on Friday evening. Because I wasn't hungry. So often I''ll pig out on my snack nights because I'm "allowed" to. But why even do it if I don't actually feel hungry that particular night? Granted, it's a rare thing where I don't feel like eating in the evening, but I'm glad that I recognized it that Friday night and just didn't eat anything.

I think sometimes my mentality is "I only have these two nights to snack in the evening, so if I DON'T, then I have to wait another whole week!" I need to change my mentality and take things one day at a time. Yes, I have allowed myself the privilege to snack in the evening tonight, but if I choose not to, don't think about how long I have to wait till the next time...just take it one day at a time.

During the week I also filled in the spaces with eating more fruits during the day. And limiting going to the pantry for a handful of this or a handful of that. Those aren't in my 3 main "rules" - but they are still important in order to get the results that I am wanting.\

So that was week 1. I felt really good about my decisions, and I stuck to my 3 rules really well.

And how did week 2 go? Week 2 totally and completely fell apart on me.

I think I drank Pepsi every day this week. We also baked fresh oatmeal chocolate-chip cookies on Monday that has been disasterous! And I have even snacked one or two evenings if I recall correctly. Thankfully I have still been working out - I ran last Friday as well as Monday & Wednesday this week. And this morning instead of running, I did a Jillian Michael's No More Trouble Zones video (with modifications for my sensitive back). I figure I need to try to add in something else to help with toning and a bit of strength training. Running will still be my main work-out, but I need to mix it up with a bit something different too. Tomorrow it will be back on the treadmill though.

So, I had a bad set-back this week with my decisions. But I will push through and try to get back on track ASAP. I'm glad that my set-back was with food and not working out though. I find it's so much easier to snap back into things eating-wise - but once I get out of the routine of working out...that can be an entirely different ball game.

So I plug on ahead. Regrets from the past week? Of course. But feeling shame & guilt for it? Nope, not gonna do that. Life happens. I won't make excuses but I also won't berate myself for it either. I will just work hard at making better choices this next week.


Michelle said...

You go girl!! That's what it's all about. We are all human, we all make mistakes. It's what we do after that counts :)

TammyIsBlessed said...

How's it going lately?

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