Ok, I totally blew last week. I started out great, but as you can see below, failed miserably by the end of my week.
Day 1 (Wed): Stuck by every single one of my steps. Awesome start! I did it all, journaling and everything! I’m excited, enthusiastic. I made my protein breakfast before work. I drank more than my 8 glasses of water. I had less than a can of Diet Coke, and drank lots of tea for taste. I exercised, ate well! Woo-hoo, good for me. Big pat on the back.
Day 2 (Thurs): I did step 7 out of 8 steps. I didn’t work out, but I did all the rest, journaling and all! Another great day!
Day 3 (Fri): Did great all morning and afternoon, but, Step # 2 (No Alcohol) went out the window with date night. Although, it brought back step #7 with a workout of dancing all night. All in all, I did well, as I completed 7 out of 8 of the steps. But here’s where it goes down hill.
Day 4 (Sat): After only a few hours of sleep, I didn’t feel like doing any of my steps at all, so I didn’t. I may have gotten in Step #1, but no, I don’t think so. I really don’t think I drank enough water. And, then here comes the Diet Coke instead. That would mean, I did zero steps that day.
Day 5 (Sun): Feeling like I totally went off track on Day 4, it was really hard to get back on track, so all my bad habits came back and didn’t do any of the steps the rest of the week. So, there’s no need to go into Day 6 and 7, because those are pathetic as well.
In weighing myself by the end of the week, I gained. Surprise, surprise! So, in review, here’s what I discovered.
- I’m really good at starting out my goals/projects, but it is really, really hard for me to stick with them. I’m easily derailed. And once derailed, I can’t get back on track easily.
- I’m great under structure: Going to work, I have a schedule. I drink my water, eat better, and journal. But, once I’m home for the weekend, it’s hard to stay on track. I easily slipped into drinking Diet Coke again after being so good at the beginning of my week. I didn’t make my Yoga class on Saturday because I was too tired from date night and still recovering. I didn’t journal because I didn’t eat well.
- Alcohol is my enemy. Oh, but it just really wants to be my friend. Unfortunately, it’s one of those friends that lies to you, tries to rope you into doing something you don’t want to do (take in more calories), prevents you from doing those things that you do (stick to my workouts and healthy eating).
So, here’s my solution: I’m joining Weight Watchers as promised. I need something to hold me accountable like weighing and either being overjoyed with the number after the minus sign, or have egg on my face if it’s a number after a plus sign. I really want to see those minus signs and have them in black and white. And I need to say goodbye to my bad friend. Wish me luck. I’m going to try to get in on Saturday morning meetings right before my Yoga class. If any of you, my good friends, have any tips for me, I’m open to it! I firmly believe that there’s a Weight Loss program for everyone, it’s just a matter of finding the one that works for you. WW works for some, South Beach for others, and the list goes on. Tell me what worked for you and why. Maybe that one could work for me.