My mom and I start out each week with a bang and then we're off the wagon.
But it happens to everyone.
I follow this Beachbody.com success story Tommy Mygrant. The guy lost over 100 lbs using beachbody products like p90x and Insanity. His before and afters are inspiring. I follow him because he is in HONEST. He talks about food addiction and binge eating. He talks about wavering workouts. He just posted this on facebook:
"Workouts have been a struggle since July 15th! So I know it's time to commit to a program rather than playing "workout rodeo" and throwing in anything and everything only to throw in nothing.. SO.. I'm starting a 60 day round of Insanity today! with some Tony Horton strength twice a week.. and I'm telling you because I need to be held accountable!!"
"Sometimes we just have to be real about it.. we will all face ups and downs with this.. i've found the best results come when you just pick a program and follow it.. it's too easy to get into "workout confusion" when we have so many great programs and choices.. glad I'm not alone :)
Then I found a blogger who lost over 200 lbs and she made a great post on the Secret of Weight Loss.
What I am gathering from these two posts is it's all about the journey.
My life won't stop when I hit my weight goal of 120-124 lbs. I don't reach the bottom of the scale, wipe my brow and that's the end of the race. I keep going. I keep living.
I can't keep beating myself up for losing my place at 124 lbs and then going back UP instead of DOWN ( I'm back to 126/127). I can't keep loathing my body because it's not J Crew model material. I didn't get into a bathing suit this summer, but I spent a lot of great days on bar patios with my husband. I got in a few great long bike rides and some really good runs. Last week I went to a wedding. My stomach wasn't flat and I noticed my full hips, but damn my back looked good in that dress.
I'm not giving up, I'm just taking a break this week. I'm not going to track calories this week ( I've been tracking them in a Google Docs spreadsheet.) I'm going to eat when I'm hungry and pay attention if I'm eating when I'm not hungry.
I've decided I need to get back to strength training. I like having buff arms.
So Sunday starts my p90x/fall running program. (Fall is always my worst time of year. I gain all my weight back!) Monday I'm running the Oktoberfest Bier Run. Then I'll probably step back onto The New Rules of Lifting for Women.