Week 1 Recap and Finding Focus

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Fresh Start in 2016
Week 1 is in the books! While it didn't go perfectly because you know...life happens...I'm pretty happy with how I did. I tracked my food every day. I have been counting calories and 'loosely' following the IIFYM (if it fits your macros) plan. I do really struggle with macros as someone who prefers to eat as a vegetarian. I have a hard time hitting the protein goal without going over on carbs. I know it is a work in progress and there is a learning curve. So I'm going to keep at it. Last week I wasn't completely disciplined about weighing/ measuring everything. This week that is my big goal. Track all of my food and ensure that the portions are tracked appropriately as well.

Another thing I have learned this week is that if I don't have leftovers or food ready for me for the next day, I stand in front of the refrigerator or cabinet and end up eating nothing or something like cereal. My plan this week is to prepare/weight/measure all of my food for the next day the night before so that I can grab and go. No thinking. No excuses.

This whole process requires being patient (not my strong suit!) and learning as you go. Not every plan works for every person. I have to come realize that I need to find what works best for ME regardless of what works for someone else. My focus is building a healthy lifestyle that I can maintain. No more yo-yo eating. No more beating myself up. Take one day at a time.

You are strong!

My workouts are going really well. I'm SO SORE from starting to strength train again. It really is amazing how quickly you lose your strength when you take some time off. I love it when my boys join in with me too. They think it is fun to be active and workout. My oldest joined me for some ab work Friday night and kicked off his basketball season on Saturday. I never want them to struggle like I have so my prayer is that they learn to love these healthy habits now.

Family Fun

I was able to enjoy the FANTASTIC weather yesterday and get out for 3 slow miles. I do miss it, but I'm frustrated. I hate that I'm basically starting back at square one when at one point I could easily crank out 10 miles. I know I'll get back there. It just takes time.

 The first week of a new journey is always 'fun' because you are getting into your new routine. From this point forward is when it becomes more about will power and reminding yourself how important it is to you. This isn't about anyone else. I love my husband. He is SO supportive and for that I am grateful. However, honestly...he loves to eat. He has NEVER had to worry about his weight and he just doesn't really understand what it is like for someone like me. When I'm having a weak moment and say 'Let's just have pizza!', he is all over it. While I always say he is one of my biggest struggles, I know that I can't put the blame on him. This is on me. I am the one that needs to stay focused on my goals. I'm the only one that will be able to get me there. Here's to another week. I'm focused. I'm determined. Failure is not an option.

You get what you focus on, so focus on what you want

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