I’ve failed miserably this week in completing my “no snacking at night” mission. I made the mistake of weighing myself mid-week to see if my weight had gone down and when it showed a gain of 2 lbs, I spiraled downwards somehow into just giving in and having all the snacks I wanted, because “what good would it do anyway”? I KNOW better – that I should never think this way because it is simply not true. In order to be successful at fat loss /weight loss as well as an increase in muscle size, PATIENCE is needed. A regimen needs to be stuck to for a long period of time, and as soon as you adapt to the “Lose 14 lbs in 4 days” type of mentality, you know you are in trouble. So with this in mind, I’m designing a new menu for next week where I will be more strict and going back to square one and not allowing myself little snacks here and there. For now, I will need an “all or nothing” attitude, although I am approaching that method with caution as well. In the mean time, here is a sentence that really hit home and that I will be thinking of all this week (as well as my newly posted photos of Ava Cowan and Pauline Nordin on my fridge!!)
“We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.” – Jim Rohn
Wishing you a sunny and fit upcoming week!!
2 thoughts on “Mission not yet completed!”
We all crash and burn at some point, what matters is what you do after. It has taken me years and still is a constant mind battle especially with my training to know when to back off and when to push. Not to punish myself if I have an oops and beat myself up for it. I guess I am growing up or something because yesterday I left for my run made it just out of my yard when I realized it wasn’t a good thing, my knee and calf hurt, heart beat off the charts etc. so I accepted that the run wasn’t going to happen and didn’t even feel guilty or shitty for it. Now before I would have forced myself to do the run, done an even harder one just to punish myself for being off and mentally would have beat the crap out of myself. But being smart for once paid off as got my reward today , my knee felt so much better and had a decent run.
It is hard because we have such high expectations of ourselves. But I am learning that I get a better result when in my mind I go “you can do it, you can do it” instead of the usual” you fucking lazy ass looser, you are worthless, pathetic…the list goes on”. Like I said it is a mind control thing and am still learning.
Thanks for your comment Mikaela, a lot of truth in what you are saying. Particularly about the way we talk to ourselves and “control our mind”. It really is all in our heads. A positive mind set will do so much for you as opposed to thinking you ‘can’t. As a result, this week I’m back at it with a fresh approach and getting ready to show that scale who’s the boss, as well as proving to myself that I DO have will power!! 🙂