My diet is still moderate carbs and decently high calories for my size. I'm having a difficult time getting all the meals in - I've been skipping one meal because I'm just not hungry. I'm listening to my body, and when I'm hungry, I eat. That comes out to 4 times a day. I'm hungrier in the morning and afternoon and not very hungry in the evenings. I find it a fascinating process to learn about how my body works and then to be able to listen to it. During prep, I have to push past my limits in order to achieve my goals; at this time, it's nice to be able to relax and not feel stressed about getting all my meals in.
This weekend, we hung out with some friends, and I was a bit upset I couldn't partake in the potluck. I kept thinking, "I wish I would've started my diet a week later!" But then I'd remember that it was my own choice and if I hadn't eaten whatever I wanted for 5 weeks, maybe I could've started a week later! In the end, I felt better sticking to my new plan (even though the cookies looked and smelled uh-maze-ing!).
I've dropped 4 lbs in the past week. We all know that it's just water, but regardless, I feel better. I know I'm making progress and hopefully soon my clothes will start to fit better. (That's the REAL test - how clothes fit!) I'd really like to lose 2-3 lbs this week. I know I've got at least 2 more lbs of water floating around in my body. Then hopefully the fat loss will really begin.
Cardio has just been AM cardio. Lemme tell ya - it was weird NOT doing morning cardio at first, and now it's kinda weird making sure I get up earlier again in order to have time to walk. Since it's not too cold in the mornings yet (and Mr. Treadmill is dying), I've been walking outside. I love walking around the neighborhoods in our little town! I grew up in a house on a county road, not in a neighborhood, so I love that I have neighborhoods around me to explore! Yesterday morning, I found the World's Biggest Leaf!
|Biggest Leaf I've Ever Seen!|
What challenges do you face after taking a break from the gym? Do you feel you have to re-learn old habits? Is it comforting to you to follow a structured plan?