I have been running for just about 6 weeks now and drum roll....... I have GAINED 8 pounds, I weighed in yesterday. How did this make me feel? Well let me tell you, I could be mad and want to quit or be mad at the scale and blame it on anyone and everything. Instead I chose to investigate it and figure it all out. I think my eating has gotten a little out of control. I am working out so hard and thinking, I deserve to overeat or to not track my eating because I am doing so awesome working out. Well I have not been doing nearly as well as I thought. I thought back and realized I haven't lifted weights in over a week. Or for that matter even lifted regularly the past 4 weeks!!!! That is so unlike me, I love to lift and love the way my body feels during and after lifting. Am I using running as an excuse to get me out of my other workouts? Well whatever it is it has officially bitten me in the butt!!! Big time. Do I think I have 8 pounds of fat? NO, I don't. I know I have gained muscle, but not 8 pounds of muscle.
So I decided to revamp my fitness and nutrition goals. Not only to regain control but to teach me that I am not above tracking and planning. I think I had a power struggle with myself the past few week. I am proud to put that behind me and share my new goals :)
I know that losing weight is about 80% of what you eat. I know that I have been totally lax in my eating. I have never before cut out the high fructose syrups, so why now? I just don't think they are good for me. I am going to try it for a while and see how it goes. I already don't eat a lot of it processed food and that is usually where it is found so hopefully it won't be to hard. I don't eat a lot of pasta but decided that the pasta I do eat will only be whole grain. I decided I need to incorporate more veggies, I struggle in the veggies department. So if you have any yummy ways to enjoy veggies send them to my email. I am up for trying new things. Supplements I have been horrible at taking them if fact they have been non existent for a LONG time. So I know that getting back on taking them will be a HUGE help to my body.
On top of my goals I made a weekly workout schedule.
I can add to this schedule if my body feels up to it, however I CAN'T eliminate things :)
To top if all off my daily, weekly tracking calender.
I really feel like the planning session, I had with myself has helped me out a TON!!! I was able to dig deep down inside and find out what was missing, in my nutrition and exercise. I honestly think it is so important to spend some time with yourself and look at your goal and plans and see where you want to be. Yes I had a half schedule but that was about it, I threw everything else out for focusing on the half. When in reality I needed to incorporate the half into what I was already doing.
How do you plan your goals and nutrition?
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