Let me be honest, I did not want to write this post. Don’t get me wrong, I have had some wins this week. I took my measurements and definitely see some success. Yet, I know there is so much more I could be doing. This is not going to be the most motivational post, but it is real life and a healthy dose of reality is what I need.
The self-sabatoge was certainly there this week. My eating was horrendous to say the least. Lunches of pretzels, Oreos, and Diet Coke certainly is not fueling my body to get me through my workouts or helping me lose these pounds. My goal for this coming week is meal prep. I joined the pressure cooker craze so I have been cooking more. One pot, quick recipes are so much my speed and don’t require much thought before hand. I can’t wait to try a lentil soup recipe I found! I also need to make sure I am getting my fruits and vegetables in. It really shouldn’t be so hard, if only vending machines had fresh produce! I’ll definitely be posting more pictures next week of my meal successes.
The other dose of reality I found, I don’t know if I’ll ever be a runner. This foot injury continues to get aggrevated whenever I try. I had no problems during my 60 mile walk, but one short 15 minutes on the treadmill has me limping. It makes me sad because a 1/2 marathon is on my bucket list, however, I also don’t want to risk permanent injury. So I’ll be looking at other additional cardio options that are low impact. Perhaps it’s time to get back to some spin classes!
Lastly, I realize I need more sleep than I expected. I did not make it to a single 6am workout. I just couldn’t get up running on 7 hours of sleep. I think my sweet spot is between 8 and 9 hours. So early bedtimes will be in my future. I would much rather have my nights open for family time and get my workouts on in the morning with the rest of my girls in the KO Fit Club.
So some much needed reality and self-reflection. Here is to another week with more success!