I just got back from the gym today and really struggled. I felt like I was losing steam. I did an hour of focusing on my lower body with weights and I felt myself losing steam within fifteen minutes of my workout. I thought maybe it was stress and realized I didn't eat much last night. I stopped eating at about 6pm and even though I was still extremely hungry I didn't want to use my activity points and so I went to bed hungry. And I had a bowl of cereal and a fiber bar for breakfast this morning. That's all I ate before I worked out.
I work out in the mornings and in the evenings with my husband and son, so that averages about 4 hours a day of working out. I need to eat more! I'm starting to get into that stinking thinking that I need to lose weight quickly. I weighed in yesterday and gained one pound. That shouldn't have devastated me because I have lost inches and I should have expected that since I started to incorporate weights into my workout, but I still felt a little bummed out. How many times have I read other people's blogs about not letting the scale have power over our attitudes?
I can't get into that mind set. It's still important to weigh myself every week, but the loss at the weight scale shouldn't be the only measurement of success. It's being able to run farther than the previous week, it's being able to lift more than the previous day, it's feeling stronger and better after a grueling workout and most importantly it's being able to wear clothes that aren't so snug anymore. I'm on my fourth week of Weight Watchers and I feel better than I did the first week of starting.
What I need to remember is that losing weight is not a sprint and to celebrate every success, big or small. So, what will I celebrate today? Last week I last only half an hour training my lower body, I did not have the strength, stamina, or energy to go on. This week I trained for a solid hour, that's big progress!
Food for Thought: “Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.”
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