My Progress – Week 3
Let me just tell you up front, this week was horrible for healthy habits. Almost every single day this past week had some form of super emotional stress. Tuesday I found out there’s yet another obstacle for getting lender approval to build my house. I’ve been battling obstacles on it for four months now. Wednesday we were dealing with Tropical Storm Elsa so we had storm surge, hurricane, and tornado warnings all night. Thursday the car broke down and AAA told me I likely needed a new car due to some catastrophic failure. It ended up being a bad battery. Friday I got approval from the lender to for the builder to start on my house! Saturday I got food poisoning and spent last night violently ill. So some good, some bad, some ugly. It was a week.
No excuses, my self discipline did not survive last weekend. All of my healthy habits went out the window on last week’s cheat day. I did not stop cheating… and still haven’t. My focus was completely on getting through the obstacles of the week while maintaining my sanity and keeping my job. The silver lining here is that it won’t take much to do better this week!
Goal #1 – Diet – After Sunday of last week, I have not tracked my blood sugar at all. So this week’s goal is to start tracking again and get back to clean eating. Today I’m drinking Sprite to help with my upset stomach from the food poisoning. Sprite is not part of my diet so my diet will start up again as soon as my stomach settles enough to drink and eat my regular diet.
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 didn’t achieve this one at all.
I was pretty lazy all week. No regrets! I’ll do better next week. There was only one day that I achieved more than 100 active minutes and that was the first day of the week. The rest of the week… just forget it.
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.
This chart pretty much says it all! I cheated on Monday and it went downhill from there. Won’t be hard to do better than that. This week I will focus on tracking and getting back onto my diet.
Goal #4 – Measurements – I added a goal to take measurements each week. Today, I’m not going to measure myself. I know that my diet was poor this week, I didn’t even take my weight this week.
I’m sick with food poisoning right now so my stomach is distended and swollen. I won’t get accurate measurements anyway. In the interest of not de-motivating myself, I’m going to skip it this week. But I’ll definitely do it next week when I’m back on track.
So it wasn’t a great week. I’m not beating myself up, it was a super stressful week and while I may have self sabotaged a bit, I got through the week without any major meltdowns or damage.
I have exciting news to start the week with now and can focus on preparing to move while getting myself back into my healthy habits. The car is fixed up, my health is on the mend, the house biggest stress of the new house is done, I can overcome any other obstacle that comes my way. Because I’m a badass and that’s that.
How was your week? Did you meet your goals this week? What are you currently trying?
Remember, forget skinny…train to be badass!
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