I’m still waiting for the B-Fry to email me pics from our time in Chicago, so my extensive recap will have to wait.
Since getting home from Chicago, I’ve been having a great week on plan. ) The 3lb gain I had on Tuesday really kicked my butt into gear.
I went to the grocery store and stocked up on all kinds of yummy foods. (If you shop at Walmart, look for the chicken sausages next to the hot dogs. They’re amazingly delicious. The B-Fry and I have tried them all, our favorite being the monteray jack and habenaro. Soooo good!!) It’s nice to actually have things around to cook instead of going out to eat all the time.
Speaking of cooking I tried out a new recipe. Cross that off my goal list! I made Hungry Girl’s Bacon Ranch Slaw. It was so good! Wanted leftovers, but my brother’s cat decided to knock the rest of it off the table and all over the dining room floor. Haha. Luckily it was a super easy recipe that I will be making again. It was a hit with the B-Fry and my brother’s girlfriend. I love it when recipes are a win!
Besides eating well, I also went on a great run Friday morning. I decided to change my goal of ‘Do 30 Day Shred 3 Day A Week’ to Get 30+ Mins of Activity in 3xs a Week. It’s more realistic. Anyways, I ran 2 miles without any issues! No ankle issues, no IT band issues, and no mental issues. It felt so damn good! I’ll be going for a repeat today!
I’ve also been successful with the eating out I did twice this week. On Friday I went out with the B-Fry and his parents to Buffalo Wild Wings. I allotted enough points for naked tenders and some buffalo chips. Rather delicious! Then last night the B-Fry and I were both hungry and nothing at my apartment sounded good. So we went to HyVee and while he got Chinese (YUM!) I headed to their very yummy looking salad bar and made myself a huge plate of salad and another plate of fresh fruit. Good gosh was it delicious! I believe we’ll be going there again when we don’t feel like cooking. )
I’m proud of myself for grabbing the reigns of this wagon and going in the right direction.
It feels good!
What have you done well lately?
I’m going to be honest:
• I haven’t ran since the beginning of June before I injured my leg.
• In fact I haven’t done ANY sort of activity since then. (Wait, does walking around in the pool, drinking beer count?)
• I haven’t religiously tracked my food in a week.
• I haven’t had a decent meal since last Thursday.
• The only June goals I’ve completed are the ones not pertaining to weight loss. (Be awesome, start a writing project, and hang out with Jared more)
• I gained 3lbs this past week due to everything I haven’t been doing.
I’m not going to lie, I’m still not feeling any of it. Not sure what my deal is. It’s like my motivation packed it’s bags and took off to a better destination. (Can’t really blame it, we’ve had horrible storms lately.)
This is honestly the first time since starting Weight Watchers that I’ve gotten really bored with it. Which is my own fault. I haven’t switched up anything or tried new recipes in a really long time. So that’s what this next week is going to be about. I’m going to try new things and get excited about this awesome journey all over again.
I haven’t set weekly goals in ages, so I’m going to start there. I need those things to hold me accountable. And I’m going to reward myself if I obtain all my goals. It’s been awhile since I’ve done that too. Plus, that will give me some motivation to accomplish these things!
• Run 3-4 days this week
• Track everyday!
• Cook dinner at least 3 nights this week
• Try a new recipe
• Complete first week of Smart Girls Do Dumbbells
• Not consume a 6pack of Woodchuck
• Keep doing Janel’s 30 Day Journal Challenge. (I’m having A LOT of fun with this.)
So there you have it, some honesty about my lack of motivation and how I’m going to change it.
*EDIT: I forgot to mention my reward! If I make all my goals, I’m going to buy myself a cute pair of heels. I need some for my Operation Sexification goal!
What do you do when you’re lacking motivation?
First off, thank you ALL for your awesome support on my post yesterday. I love being a part of this awesome community because of the great support. You all had useful tips and offered wonderful words of encouragement. *hugs* to you all! )
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I’m having issues with my leg.
It started with a slight twinge of pain in my right hip last week. It would only be present for a little while after I finished running. I did some of my regular stretches and left it at that. Well, I has gradually gotten worse.
As of last night the pain has started to slowly move towards my knee and is almost constant.
I’ve had several people tell me it’s most likely my IT band and just needed to do some stretching. I’ve googled (gotta love the interwebs) the issue and have all the symptoms of an IT band injury.
It’s most likely from my constant running on paved surfaces and that I’m never that great when it comes to stretching. I’m a ‘do it when I remember’ type of stretcher. Needless, to say I’m going to remember much more often now!
After giving it much thought and taking advice from Jess (who just ran her first half!), I’m taking the week off.
I will be running Race For The Cure on Saturday. And even though I want to be running in preparation for it this week, I won’t be.
I’m going to take these few days to rest and work on getting my leg better. I don’t want to make it worse and not be able to run at all on Saturday.
So, for now I’m sidelined, but I’ll be back in the game before you know it.
I am a rockstar after all! )