Friday, March 23, 2012

I'm a slacker

I haven't posted in a few days because I just haven't felt like it. I also skipped yesterday's workout. It's the first time I have missed a workout entirely, but I'm not going to get too down on myself over it. I was pondering working out today instead of tomorrow, and at this point I still could, but I haven't decided yet. That means I probably won't be going to work out this evening, because that's how it usually works. In order to get something done, you first have to decide to do it.

It's been kind of an off week in general. Sunday and Monday were pretty good, but it mostly went downhill from there. I'm not giving up though. This just means I need to pick myself up and get back on track. I wasn't so faithful about eating healthy meals, though I didn't exceed my daily calories - I just need to renew my commitment to make healthy diet choices. I wasn't as good about walking every day - I need to redouble my efforts to be consistent with exercise. I missed a resistance training workout - I need to get back to the gym and back to my routine.

The most important factor in making a diet and exercise program successful is sticking with it. Don't let the bumps in the road lead to giving up. Just keep at it!

Question of the day: What do you do to pull yourself out of a funk - like when you're having a particularly blah day or week?
I'm not always very good at this, but I usually try to find something to make me laugh or something to remind me how blessed I am.

6 comments:

  1. I'm not very good at this either and it's different every time. Hot bath or shower always helps.But super super spicy food that makes me literally cry and makes my stomach ache helps a lot of the time too:) And I watch Modern Family for some laughs when I need them. I've heard that getting a massage or foot massage helps too. Hope you have a better day tomorrow!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! Today was a great day :)

      Delete
  2. One bad day or bad week doesn't mean you've failed. You get a chance to start fresh every day, every workout, every meal or food choice. I think it helps to remind myself of the success I've had and how good it feels. Also, I think it helps to have a friend who cheers you on. Friendly competition can also be a good thing. Troy and I have been wearing pedometers and having competitions to see who gets the most steps. I tell him I'm going to kick his trash and then he beats me, but we both end up moving more than we would have, so we both win! Keep with it Nancy, you have done so well and should be super proud of yourself!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I do need to find a friend to walk with. The workouts at the gym aren't bad solo, but walking on the off days would be easier with a walking buddy.

      Delete
    2. Oh, and I am proud of myself. In spite of having a few bad days, I'm still on track and doing well over all. Happy weekend!

      Delete
  3. Change things up a bit to get out of the funk, do something special for yourself, plan a reward for later (a clean slate feeling does wonders!).

    ReplyDelete