I can’t say enough about how happy I am with how my weight loss is going. I’m a couple pounds away from my lowest weight and, more importantly, I feel GREAT!
For the most part, I attribute a lot of my success to the fact that I now own a Fitbit and that’s helping me truly understand my calorie input and output. For the first time in my life I feel I can accurately track that to apply a real calorie-deficit approach.
Now that doesn’t mean that everything is sunshine and daisies all the time. In fact, right now I’m positively sick of my healthy food – probably because I’ve been eating the same things all week. It’s also been an “off” week in the workout arena. I’ve been itching to get to the gym all week but work has been strange, insane, and mind-numbing all week. As a result, I’ve ended each day feeling drained and tired.
The good news is that I haven’t let any of that keep me from hitting my “minimums” of hitting my daily step count and staying within my calories. And I’m thinking through how to “fix” how I’m feeling rather than just dropping everything and falling off track. Here’s what I’m thinking:
- I’m DONE with my super healthy food…for today. I’m not done with portion control or staying within my calories but I’m foregoing my normal fruit/veggie shake and high protein snacks. I just need to change it up a bit.
- I’m getting in my lunch walk today. I haven’t been able to do one all week and I miss the peacefulness of that alone time.
- I’m blasting my music during my drive and I’m even going to listen at work today. I just think this will make me feel better. Besides, dancing will burn more calories, right?
- I’m going to figure out a fun activity to do this weekend so I can look forward to it. I’m thinking maybe ice skating or rollerblading, but we’ll see.
I’m already feeling better just thinking of adding those little twists. And since we’re going into a weekend I have an opportunity to mix up my food options for next week so that I don’t continue to feel “over” my food.
What do you do when you need to mix things up a bit? Do you have a tried and true method for getting through “down” periods so that you don’t fall off track?