Apologies for missing last week's weight loss update. It was one of those weeks where I seemed to have loads to do but achieved very little - don't you just love them?! Anyway, the last seven days have largely been me adjusted to being at work again after a weeks holiday and trying to make the effort to start eating well balanced meals again and swap the unhealthy snacks for something a little more substantial.
I always find it hard getting back into a routine once I've let it slip, especially if I've been trying to take some time out and as a result eating whatever I want. A few months back I read that it takes an adult approximately 21 days to make a behaviour a habit which means that I really need to get stuck in to getting back into the healthy routine I'd began at the start of the year. So, this week means the reintroduction of exercise into my daily routine, I'm going to take small steps on this one, and planning balanced meals and snacks for the whole day especially during work hours which I find particularly difficult.
Ok, so here's how I did over the last 7 days (14 if you count the missed week):
Left to go: 24lb
So that basically means that I'm on target for my goal of losing 1lb a week. I'll be honest, although I know I should be happy, a loss is a loss right?, I still feel really disappointed that I haven't achieved more in the first 4 weeks of 2013. I know it's my fault that I haven't achieved more of course. As much as I can blame being ill or busy etc. on not investing more time into myself it comes down to how much I want to change and how much I value it. If I want to see more of a change then I have to work harder for it, it's that simple when it comes down to it. After putting a lot of thought into where I want to be, but unfortunately little action, I've decided to set myself a few simple goals for the week ahead. I'm hoping that having more achievements to reach at the end of the week will keep me focussed enough to follow through with my plans.
These are the challenges I've set myself for the next week:
1. Do 50 sit ups every morning
2. Exercise outside twice
3. Do some form of exercise every time I want to unnecessarily snack
Fingers crossed this will be a good week!
How do you motivate yourself after a few slow weeks?