My Progress – Week 6
Okay, I’m not going to lie, this week was incredibly frustrating. But I knew it might be going into it. Let me explain… before grocery shopping last weekend, I had found that Atkins sells frozen dinners that are low carb. I cook and meal prep on the weekends but I was hoping to find something quick and easy for when we just don’t want what we have prepped. That does happen.
So, since they were low carb, I purchased about $100 worth of these meals which was about a week’s worth for both my son and I. That should last us the month since we’re also eating fresh meals and meal preps. Unfortunately, by Wednesday morning, the meals had resulted in my body being kicked out of ketosis. Since I was out of keto, unhealthy thoughts said, “Let’s cheat!” So we did. And that cheat turned into a binge. I started strong and then derailed my whole week.
Goal #1 – Diet – My blood sugar tracking could have gone better. I tracked it all the way through Thursday but then I didn’t check it Friday or Saturday. You know… I knew it would be bad and I didn’t want to see it. I hate seeing my progress undone. But I did it to myself.
I need to force myself to do it anyway. We’ve already established that, Ki, just do it. Yeah, I will… eventually. I already missed checking it this morning too so, for this week, it’ll have to start on Monday.
Goal #2 – Exercise – 30 Min. Cardio/4 days – My exercise goal for the week was to achieve at least 30 minutes of cardio or at least 100 active minutes at least 4 days. I only achieved this on 2 days, so I did worse than last week on this one.
We’re not beating ourselves up here, just holding ourselves accountable. I missed it by two days. So now it’s time to get up and get active. No excuses.
Goal #3 – Diet – Macro Tracking – I’ve usually done pretty well tracking what I eat. But when I’m cheating, I tend to stop tracking. I totally kicked that nonsense this week. Even though the numbers were bad, I tracked it anyway. How else can I hold myself accountable?
My diet went way off track this week because I tried something new and ended up letting it derail me. I’m taking a couple of days to eat these new meals up and then I’ll get myself back on track when they’re consumed. That should be later in the week this week since I’ve made myself stop using it as an excuse to eat out like I did last week. I finish the Atkins meals and then I get back on keto. That’s that.
Goal #4 – Measurements – I added a goal to take measurements each week. Last week, I started using a new measurement tool to take my measurements. So I’ve removed all measurements from before using that tool. That way, the results are more accurate each week.
This week, my measurements are really close to the same as last week. I don’t expect to see big changes here for another week or so since I got so derailed this week.
I won’t say this week was a total failure. It is usually where I get highly frustrated and decide to start over at week 1. But I’m not doing that because it’s all part of the journey. I need to just stick with it and overcome the obstacles that derail me. So that is what I’m doing. I will do better this week.
How was your week? Did you meet your goals this week? What are you currently trying?
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