Since I’m not weighing in again until October 11, I wanted to try to better identify the actions taken of this past week and how I FEEL I’m doing. Usually, the scale is my barometer for my mood and for how good (or bad) I feel about myself. There is so much more than the number on the scale though, and over this experiment of non-weighing, I’m going to try to take inventory to help me stop relying on a number on the scale to make me happy.
The good: Completed all 5 of my workouts for the week, all of my meals were on target with my program. Went shopping to pick up a few new work outfits and ALMOST everything I tried on fit.
The bad: Had a glass of wine on Friday night. Not that I’m beating myself up over it. Did I NEED it? No. But it was a good way to wind down a crazy week.
The ugly: My severe lack of sleep. Must do better this week.
Overall: Overall, I would rank this week as a 7/10. If I had gotten more sleep and left out the individual Donato’s no-dough pizza I grabbed in a pinch, it could have easily been an 8 or 9.
This week’s plan: This week I’m traveling for work: Miami and Tampa. I know my exercise won’t be 5/5 days, but I went to the gym today, and am going again tomorrow. I don’t get back home until Friday night (after 9pm), so my next formal workout after tomorrow will be Saturday with Trainer Rob. My biggest problems when traveling for work are 1) getting plenty of water, 2) getting plenty of sleep (hotels aren’t my favorite places to sleep), 3) Finding good-for-me and satisfying meal options. I’m packing some individual snack packs of nuts and some Atkins bars to eat pre-meals so I don’t overeat. Of course, if I can fit it in, I’ll go to the hotel gym, but my schedule is packed and I’m not really counting on being able to do that. The aim is to just do the best I can, and not stress out too much about less frequent exercise.
I want to ask you: How did you do this past week? NOT ON THE SCALE, but with the choices you made?