I’ve reached the point now where I’m basically just tired of my own bullshit. I have so little self-control, and it frustrates me to no end. Slow and steady is a great idea, and I think it is what will work for me, but it also involves actually moving toward a goal.
Basically, I’m having a hard time, but I’m going to keep going. I’m going to challenge myself harder with my goals this week.
1. What am I proud of this week?
You might think nothing, after my opening paragraphs. But I have been doing a decent job of keeping up with what I’m eating, and it’s making me more conscious of it. I’ve had salad for lunch the past two days and have one packed for today. I’ve also been working on cutting back on dairy, because I think drinking large amounts of it makes me feel gross.
2. What can I do better next week?
I’m going to make a concerted effort not just to track what I’m eating but to actually stay in the calorie range suggested by MyFitnessPal. And I’m going to make more of an effort to get to the gym, even though it’s a massive challenge for me in the evenings after I get home from work. Basically, I’m going to try harder.
3. How did I engage in spiritual/emotional self-care this week?
I was off work Monday, and it was definitely something I needed. I had a day to myself. I went to the gym, took coffee to Bobby (and had coffee myself!), ran errands, bought myself some new shoes, had a picnic lunch with Bobby, took a nap and then picked B up from work to play ping pong before we picked up the kids together. We had this practice of playing ping-pong in the afternoons before I started my new job, so it was really fun to be able to do it again. And it was good for my heart to be able to drop off/pick up the kids.
We also took the boys to a local pumpkin patch on Sunday. Stuff like that — family activities where we all just have a good time together — is really good for me emotionally, too.
4. How did I do on my goals for last week?
Track my calories honestly every day: Eeeehhhhhh … mostly. I had a couple of episodes of emotional eating that I just didn’t even bother with.
Work out at least three times for 30 minutes each: I worked out twice, and I spent a couple of hours being active with my family on Sunday afternoon, so I did pretty well on this one. Didn’t technically work out three times, but it’s an improvement.
Finish Daring Greatly: I haven’t been in a reading mood, so hopefully I will pick this back up this week.
5. What are three goals for the coming week?
Track my daily calories and stay under the amount MFP suggests. It’s not a crazy-low amount, and especially if I exercise, I should not have a problem with this as long as I eat reasonably healthy.
Work out at least three times for 30 minutes each. This one again. Still working on this one. I’m going to continue focusing on making it to the gym and getting that 30 minutes in. If I push myself? Added bonus.
Have a night out of the house for myself. Honest confession: I already did this last night. Since this post is a day late, it totally counts for this week.