Happy Tuesday! It’s time to weigh in. I felt like I’d done well last week. Although I still wasn’t consistent in logging my food every day (I’m committed to doing so this week – y’all hold me to it!), I felt like I’d kept pretty good tabs on how many calories I’d consumed each day.
I was consistent with my workouts, including my walk/incline/run routine on the treadmill. To top it all off, our small group meal theme this week was “healthy and tasty,” so I was able to enjoy my meal without feeling like I’d blown the week on Sunday night. (I’m totally getting some of those recipes, too. There was some good food.)
Still, there’s always some trepidation when stepping on the scale. Although I didn’t do as well as I’d hoped this week, I’m very happy with what I did. I lost 0.8 pounds. That puts me at 153.6, which means if I lose the same or better next week, I’m no longer obese! That excites me to no end.
My goal this week is to increase my running intervals from 2 minutes to 3. I did it yesterday and didn’t feel like I was going to die, though that last minute was a challenge. Each time I ran, I just focused on how good I’d feel when I accomplished my goal. And, I did feel good about it!
So, how did you do this week? I hope you all did well, but if you didn’t I want to share something that I heard on the Made to Crave webcast last night. One of the guest speakers, Katherine Lee, said that when you have a bad weigh in or make poor food choices, you should have a “GPS mentality.”
You know how, when you make a wrong turn, your GPS will instruct you to “make a U-turn at the next safe opportunity” or, like mine, “recalculating.” When you make a wrong turn, your GPS doesn’t tell you what a terrible driver you are or that you’re never going to reach your destination if you keep messing up (though it’d be funny if it did the way we torment our poor GPS). Instead, it simply gives you the steps to get you back on the right track.
So, if you’ve had a bad week or made some poor choices, don’t beat yourself up, just recalculate.