-Take a rest day(doesn’t mean lay in bed all day) lol
-think of 3 things you want to improve on, on the journey to health and write them down and put them on a wall/mirror
-in all your meals tomorrow make sure there are veggies! Breakfast, lunch and dinner! (You might have to get creative)
So Day 8 was yesterday, and not the best either. I didn’t take a rest day, because our training plan called for a scheduled run - but I did take a rest day today, so that’s something.
As far as three things I need to improve on, I’m having no trouble coming up with things - it’s limiting it to three that’s a bit of a challenge.
- The first thing is that I need to work on my tracking. I have a tendency to start the day out tracking, then I eat something I “shouldn’t” (read: didn’t plan on eating and don’t feel it was healthy enough), then I feel guilty about it, then I don’t track the rest of the day. Then my OCD kicks in, and I can’t track the next day because I didn’t finish the day before, and I can’t leave anything unfinished. I have issues.
- Speaking of issues - the second thing I need to work on is the binging. I catch myself overeating, devouring all of the extra food I can get my hands on, all the while thinking about how much I don’t want to be doing it, and how guilty I will feel afterwards. I’m not sure how to work on this one, because telling myself how badly I want to lose the weight and be healthy doesn’t actually work. I know I don’t want to/shouldn’t be eating so much, and yet, I can’t seem to stop myself. Part of it is stress, but it doesn’t matter - I can’t keep eating my feelings.
- The third thing, I think, is hydration. I was doing really well, and then I sort of got off track. I’m not drinking NEARLY enough water, and it’s starting to get noticeable when it comes to running and my blood glucose levels.
I wish I could say that I did better on the vegetable aspect, but unfortunately I did not. J and I drove 2 1/2 hours to go and see my grandfather in the hospital, and grabbed breakfast on the way. Breakfast was a turkey sausage sandwich on a bagel, and a coffee. I suppose I should have had them add veggies to the bagel, but I didn’t. Then, after we visited the hospital, I was very emotional, and did not make the best choices when it came to my fast-food lunch. No veggies there. We planned on having a nice healthy dinner when we got home, but got a text from my dad inviting us to eat at their place, and again - no veggies. Today has been better for that - my lunch had veggies, and dinner will as well.
All in all, I am incredibly frustrated with myself this week.