Another weird week for me and it hasn’t even finished. We got back from Sydney on Sunday night, and after a big sleep in on Monday I am happy to report that I was right back to the gym and even joined my running group in an effort to “warm up” for Sunday’s Bridge to Brisbane. Following this however, I had a couple of off days that I wanted to write a quick update about.
A couple of things threw the week off a bit from the beginning; I had an assignment due on Wednesday and we haven’t had time this week between Sydney and study to go grocery shopping. I skipped my Tuesday and Wednesday workouts in favour of completing my assignment, and I’m okay with that, I think it’s important for me to be priorising. The concern came with noticing the come-back of the “feeling like something extra” after dinner, then the pizza we ate on Tuesday night, the chocolate on Wednesday, and the sleeping in yesterday instead of working out.
I ended up going to the gym yesterday afternoon and made the commitment to wake up with my alarm this morning, which I did, and I’m feeling a lot more on top of things now. Hugh and I had a delicious and relaxing brunch this morning and I’m sitting here now with my aching triceps and shoulders, and feeling good.
I’m on 1500 calories now, and while it’s a nice change, it feels a lot like “indulging’ even though it’s what I’m meant to be on with Lean and Strong and I think I let that feeling of “ooh I’m being naughty” get the better of me with some of my choices over the week.
Additionally, there has been a lot of information posted on the Lean and Strong Facebook page that’s been messing my head around a bit. I completely understand people at a higher level are looking for new ways to train and new ideas about eating for results but right now, in my early stages of Lean and Strong, I need to focus on trusting and following the program.
Subsequently, my 12WBT goals for Week 4 are short and sweet, and as follows:
- No chocolate (except in protein bars) or ice cream
- Stick to 1500 cals
- Wake up and go to the gym when I plan to
As I said, I’m feeling much better today but I wanted to put this out there. I’m also taking tomorrow off because I’ve got the Bridge to Brisbane on Sunday, and I’m going to spend the day cooking up a storm. The Week 4 meal plan looks amazing and I’m really looking forward to getting back into routine.
I hope you are all doing well x