Feeling Like I’ve Fallen Off…
The last few days I’ve really felt like I’ve fallen off a bit. Not because I haven’t been working out, not because I don’t think I’m eating healthy… but because I just haven’t felt it as much in the last few days.
In my last post I talked about how I feel like even the best of us need some motivation every now and then. Whether that comes in the form of seeing images of others or something else.
For me what really opened up my eyes and made me decide that I need to take some time and refocus was to look at and analyze my diet and all the pictures that I’ve taken.
Although it may look like there’s some gaps in my diet on here, I DO take pictures of everything that I eat, I just don’t always post the pictures.
For a couple of reasons actually…
- I’ve noticed that sometimes when I just take a picture and go straight to eating, I end up forgetting to upload them here so I just don’t post them.
- The other reason…sometimes I just eat stuff that I’m just not proud of and am embarrassed to share (although that’s the whole point of this!)
And after taking a look at all of my diet choices over the past couple weeks, I realized that I haven’t made all the best decisions.
My strict diet regimen seems like it’s becoming not so strict recently. When I look at some of the stuff I’ve eaten, I think to myself “really”?
The foods that I reserve for my binge days have started being eaten on my regular days which is simply not acceptable.
Bottom line, I’ve let some foods sneak in that have no business being in my diet… I haven’t been sticking to my goals!
And that got me thinking…
Well, I’ve come to a conclusion that I really think is my dilema.
I’ve found that I have the most success achieving my goals when my goals are CRYSTAL CLEAR.
I’m not talking about just saying “I want to get skinny” (What does that mean anyway?).
I’m talking real specific.
If I want to get skinny, what does that really mean? How much weight do I want to lose? How much body fat do I want to lose and most importantly, by WHEN?
For me, crystal clear deadlines are absolutely imperative. Otherwise I just kind of drift off my path and think that I’ll get to something later.
And the other thing that’s crucial for me… cold, hard, data.
My wakeup call came when I was looking at the pictures and seeing where I REALLY was with my progress. As they say, a picture’s worth a thousand words and without having them, I feel lost.
Even though I didn’t have every one of my progress pictures, in this case the LACK of real data served as a big motivator. I need something to go off of so that I can make informed decisions about myself, not just some random decisions based off nothing more than my gut.
So with that being the case, my current stats are as follows:
Body Fat: 11.5%
My goal is:
Body Fat: 8%
All by the first of August.
Let’s see how I do