These last two weeks have been a little discouraging. I was determined to excersice at least 3 times a week and drink plenty of water. Alas, I failed miserably. On the other hand, John is still making steady progress!
Looking back, I can identify two reasons why I struggled these last two weeks.
1. I was sick for a large part of the time. Fulfilling all of my mommy/teacher/homemaker duties took up most of my energy. When evening came I was ready to crash, not exercise!
2. I got lazy about making wise food choices. Not good! I also started a kitchen project (more on that to come) that made meal prep in the kitchen pretty much impossible. This also contributed to my poor food choices.
The encouraging thing in all this is, that these obstacles can be overcome. I am feeling much better now and am determined to exercise for at least 30 minutes today. In fact, I will post a picture on facebook as proof (and to keep me accountable).
Our kitchen will get back to normal eventually (maybe another week or so). In the meantime, I just need to plan ahead better and get a little creative with meal preparations. No more excuses for bad food choices!
Arter these adjustments, I anticipate I’ll be able to report some weight loss at the next weigh-in. As an added incentive I am motivating myself with shopping for two new spring tops when I’ve lost a total of 15 pounds. Only three more to go!
Have you encountered obstacles in your weight loss efforts? How have you overcome them?