Thursday, November 10, 2011

Back to Basics: Day 4 (Week 1)

So I'm writing this the night of Day 4.... and you all know how the story goes. You start off the week with a fire in your heart...

I'm going to work out X number of times this week!
I'm going to be strict!
I'm not going to have any candy!

And as the week goes on....

you make one mistake...

then another...

then another...

and you end up ending the week and finding that you're over your calories, you weren't as strict as you'd hoped, and you haven't done enough...

Or have you?

This week I pledged to recommit myself and thus far, here's what I've done:
- two strength training classes
- a 4 mile elliptical workout
- a 30 minute speed-work run

My nutrition, in my opinion, leaves something to be desired:
- I am 918 calories over my weekly budget
- My Nutrients
Fat 206.2g 31.5%
Carbohydrates 637.2g 43.2%
Protein 372.7g 25.3%

Why is it that I feel like I'm not pushing hard enough? Why do I feel like I've failed already and the week isn't even over? Why should I continue when it is impossible for me to "make it up" or call myself a success this week...?

I know these feelings... I've been here before and I refuse to allow that type of thinking to bring me down... I will not allow guilt and self-doubt to control my future decisions on fitness and nutrition.

Regardless of the past four days, the mistakes I've made... tomorrow is an opportunity for me to be healthier. Tomorrow is a day for me to feel better about myself. Tomorrow is a new day.

I haven't failed. I have learned. I will try again tomorrow.

Get Mean. Twisted Evil Make a Decision. Exclamation Choose Health! Cool

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