Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Weekly Weigh-In: Insanity
I gained back 1.2 lbs. of the 1.8 that I lost last week. I am so aggravated with myself. I know exactly why I gained. Poor choices, pure and simple. I did great the first part of the week, then, Thursday rolled around. I was supposed to go stay with a friend's kids while she went out for a few hours. I thought I'd get plenty of movement in while babysitting, so I didn't get up early enough to workout, since it would have meant getting up quite a bit earlier than normal.
After I got up and showered, I checked my email. My friend had sent me an email saying that her kids were sick, so we'd have to reschedule. Now, I had plenty of time to go workout...but that would have meant another shower. Can you say "ridiculously pitiful excuse"?
Then, Friday, I thought I'd workout in the evening, rather than in the morning. I know better than that. The whole reason I work out first thing in the morning is to ensure that it happens. We wound up having a very busy evening and I didn't get my workout in. Then, Saturday and Sunday, I didn't make the best food choices and I chose not to do a make-up workout on Sunday, even though I had plenty of time.
See? Poor choices.
One thing that I read in Believe It, Be It, by Ali Vincent, that I kept thinking about over and over this week was that you can't do things that you know you shouldn't do -- like eating poorly or not working out -- and think that they aren't going to show up on the scale.
Weight loss is simple science and simple math: calories burned +/- calories consumed = results. It's not some magic that's going to provide the results you want on the scale just because you want them really bad. Either you put forth the effort to get the results you want or you don't...and the scale is going to reflect those choices.
I also kept thinking of the saying that the definition of insanity is continuing to do the same things and expecting different results. Only, in this case, I got exactly the results I was expecting. So, what happens this week? I make better choices. I know that there is going to be a lot of tempting food this week and that I'm going to want to eat some of it (in moderation), so I'm upping my daily calories burned goal from 2300 to 2500.
I'm also going to make it my goal to get my regular workouts in every day this week. Since I usually take off Saturday and Sunday from working out, there is no reason why I can't get my daily workouts in, despite the fact that it's Christmas week.
What about you? How did you do this week? Do you have any plans in place for combating food and inactivity temptations this week?
Oh, and I think I'm going to sign up for Jillian's (The Biggest Loser) Jump Start Diet. It's free to sign up and you get access to seventy-three recipes, workout plans, daily food and fitness logs, weight-loss tips and more. You can even win prizes! Anyone want to join me? I was thinking that I'd probably go ahead and start the Monday after Christmas. If anyone wants to join me, we can start sharing progress reports the following week.