I was super cranky yesterday because I didn’t lose any weight this past week. I am so close to the halfway point of my goal, but it just wasn’t the week. Cranky.
I have no one to be cranky at except myself. I’m distracted because I am going away on Friday, and I’m allowing it to throw off my routine. My focus is off. I only ran once last week, and did 2 out of 3 of my Jillian Shred workouts. I feel like a broken record when I say this, but I can’t slack on my exercise because my eating plan doesn’t allow deprivation. Without working out consistently, I can’t expect to see any results on the scale. I know this information, so I shouldn’t be cranky.
We also had a party this past Saturday that did not offer a variety of healthy food options. I did pretty well in that situation. I limited my intake, but I did indulge in a few of the small desserts and 1 mimosa. They were tasty, so that was good. I think if you’re going to indulge, they should be foods you really enjoy. Make it worth the calories. So, given my distracted state of mind, along with the mini-eclairs, I should probably be happy I broke even.
I started the Level 2 of Jillian’s Shred workouts yesterday. I would describe my first attempt at this level as unpleasant. I was sweating profusely by the end of the 28 minutes! Jillian says in the video that she wants us to feel like we are going to die, so I guess I was doing it right. Kudos to her though, you definitely feel like you had a workout in that short time frame. Since I am flying out on early Friday morning this week, I have no room for any skip days before my trip if I want to get in 5 workouts, and I’m determined to get in all my exercise before my trip. No slacking off is allowed.
Since I will not be home this upcoming weekend, I am bumping up my official weigh-in day for Week 17 to Thursday. It’s usually on Sunday, but I won’t have access to my scale and I’m detaching myself from thinking about my weight for a weekend. I’m going to a wellness spa, and I just want to focus on achieving mindfulness.
I cross my fingers I can lose that pesky pound and hit my halfway goal before I leave. It would be nice to feel that sense of accomplishment to help me stop obsessing about it. What is it about 20 pounds versus 19 that makes such a difference? I don’t know, but I know I want to hit that mark.
I should have some good stories next week after this trip. My friend and I are signed up for all types of wellness activities, and some out of the ordinary spa treatments. I expect to be relieved of my crankiness!