This whole eating right/working out thing is HARD. Don’t let anyone tell you any different. I’ve been at this now for four whole weeks, and it still doesn’t come natural to me yet. I started this Clean Eating and workout regimen with the hopes of making it a lifestyle change, and not just an “I want to lose a quick 10 pounds” kind of diet. That is still a goal I want to reach, of course, but I thought that by now it’d be a little bit easier. It’s not.
Each time I reach for a snack or try to figure out what to eat is a conscious choice, and not one I make easily. I still crave sweets, chips, and plenty of other things that aren’t good for me, and it hurts a little bit each time I turn them down. I allow myself a treat every once in a while, but I know myself, and all those little “once in a while” treats start becoming more frequent. But I know my goal – and I really want to put in the work to get there. Slowly but surely, I will.
Here are this week’s stats. I’m glad I lost a little this week – hey, any loss is better than a gain – but probably should up the workouts.
Starting weight: 171.5
Week 1 Weight: 168.0
Week 2 Weight: 166.7
Week 3 Weight: 168.2
Week 4 Weight: 165.8
Total lost so far: 5.7 pounds
What I did: This week I tried to stay on track with my eating habits. I did have a chocolate/marshmallow milkshake that I shared with my son, but I wasn’t about to turn down a yummy shake on a lunch date. I wish I photographed more of my meals this week, but I must’ve been so hungry that I forgot.
For workouts this week, I started off the week slow and didn’t work out at all, but then spent 3 days in a row doing Zumba for over an hour on my Xbox. I have a Zumba class punch card that I hope to use for the first time in months (probably a year) this week.
Challenges: My challenges this week were all in my head. Every time I laid down on the couch to watch a show I would tell myself that I would workout after. That rarely actually happened. I need to be better about making the time to workout before I sit down for the night.
Do you have any fitness or motivation tips to share this week? I need all the help I can get!