I've come around to something I have always known; you can't just wake up one day and decide you are going to be a clean eater and exercise 6 days a week if you haven't been doing it in the last half a decade (or if you've never done it). It takes time to get that shit down. There are going to be days (Stuck Pig Day for example) when you eat a box of mac and cheese by yourself. There are going to be days when you go from having 2 birthday petite fours a day to just finishing off the box during a 3 AM internet session.
That shit is going to happen. Admittedly, it is going to set your progress back. But you decide how far back it is going to set you back. Are you going to dwell on it for the next 5 days and decide that all is lost, or are you gonna get back up on that pony and ride.
My first 3 days have been rough, and to those looking in, it's going to look like a non-starter. But I have accomplished a few things that I have not been accomplishing for the past 5 years.
1. I did 5 meals worth of meal prep. (I only currently have 5 to go trays to put the prepped food in, and no lunch bag that they actually fit in. It's a process folks.) This is more than I have done since I've been at my current address. Up til now I have been 100% winging it and that ain't working.
2. I set up a workout program that I can actually stick to. I have come to the realization that I have workout ADD and therefore I need to change it up. As much as I love Chalene Johnson and as much as I love ChaLean Extreme, all Chalene all the time for 120 days just doesn't work for me. So, ChaLean Extreme Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Belly dance is Tuesday and Thursday since I can't take the impact of more aggressive cardio right now and Sundays are active recovery with PiYo. This covers my resistance training, cardio and flexibility without burning me out on one trainer.
3. I did my measurements and weigh ins on the appropriate days and logged them. I've been avoiding these things because I've been eating way too much crap too often. Seriously, I work in a bakery, the struggle is real, but I did pretty well this week. Honestly the weigh in was much better than I expected.
So in 3 days I've gotten 3 things right. In the next 3 days I will get more right, Even though this first 21 days may not go perfectly, the third week will look much better than the first. The next 21 days will be even better because I gave myself permission this round to struggle and to figure out how to make it work for me.
|Zach is annoyed at this strange early hour.|