As you might have read in my previous post, I started a fitness challenge on the 15th, and it turns out that I have to hit the reset button and start over.
I REALLY hate to fail, so I’m looking at this as a brief hiccup in the ultimate plan.
Why have I hit a speed bump? Well . . . it’s my own fault. Here’s where I screwed up . . .
Failure to plan. Dre’s going to say “I told you so.” She warned me that I would need to plan my meals for the on days. She wasn’t kidding. I know that I’m a haphazard moody eater, and I’m also an infrequent eater by nature, and am accustomed to eating only once or twice a day. Six is a bit much, although it can be done. However, in order for me to eat every three hours, there has to be a mechanism in place that supports it. And by that, I mean that the meals need to be prepared and ready to grab. While I love to cook, cooking 6 tiny meals each day is not a good plan. Or a realistic one. I need to set myself up for success.
Soreness. I’ve been good about the exercise portion (relatively). Dre’s classes combined with my in-home routine have made me extremely sore. I used to absolutely LOVE that feeling of soreness after a good workout, and now it’s an annoying impediment which is making it difficult for me to forge ahead (or walk). I realize that it’s important to continue exercise to work out the lactic acid, but with the way my thighs feel, I have no motivation to do squats. Not a one. Of course this is just me being whiney, but I’m going to have find a solution. Or perhaps it will just go away over time.
Love of wine. At risk of sounding like a wino, I always find myself in social situations where having “a glass of wine” seems to be the focal point. I’ve managed to slip up on my on-days, but the good news is that I’ve been able to nurse one glass of wine throughout the entire event on those days. Probably not a tragedy in the grand scheme of things, but definitely not the best way to allocate calories.
These aren’t insurmountable problems. I just need to do better. WAY better.
Onward and upward!