Happy Wednesday! It’s time for your weekly dose of accountability. Are you ready?
I was disappointed in my results this week. I’d peeked a bit, so I knew it wasn’t looking good. Then, today, it became official: I gained the pound I lost last week. *sigh*
I’m really not sure what went wrong. I looked back over my food log – that’s another reason why it’s important to track your food: so you can look back and see what went wrong or what you were doing when things were going right.
I went over my calories four days, but I was under three days. I didn’t go over by much except for Saturday, which is my “indulgence” day and I was actually watching it a little closer than I usually do because it was also my rest day for workouts. I really thought that the days I was under would cancel out my overage days.
I think the problem might have been my activity level. Although I worked out as much as usual, when I wasn’t working out I was very sedentary. There were several times when I thought to myself that I should get up and go get on the bike or the treadmill for a little while – nothing strenuous, even, just some movement. But, I didn’t do it.
So, I’m a little disappointed this week, but I’m holding onto the fact that this is the first gain I’ve had since I started my 12-Week Sprint to the Finish – and that’s saying something because I was getting really good at see-sawing there for awhile.
So, this week I’m continuing on with tracking my foods (and trying to be more consistent with meeting, but not exceeding my calorie goal each day) and exercising, but I’m also going to make a concentrated effort to make sure I’m staying active each day – even if that means I workout again later in the day.
I know I can reach my goals. It’s just a matter of staying consistent and not quitting.
What about you? How did you do this week?
Do or do not. There is no try.
Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.