april was not good, lesson learned.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

march. march was amazing! i ate well. i exercised regularly. i didn't drink. ah, to be in march again.

april was not great. i ate well, but not well enough. i didn't exercise nearly enough. thanks to the rain and the snooze button. heh. and the weekends were a bit crazy. hello, fireball!

in a nutshell, i lost 12 lbs in march and 4 in april. i mean, a loss is a loss, but that's a bad, bad average.

so may is going to look a bit more like march. it has to! i will lose all motivation and regain all the weight i've lost. i know me, i've been in these shoes before.

i already posted my may goals and i'm not changing them, but reflecting on april has been an eye-opener. i mean, i had one obstacle in april: easter. the rest was all surprise obstacles. that's what summer is going to be. if i don't learn to handle them now april will be repeated for the next 4 months or so. and it will only get worse! i'll be hoping for a lb a week come august!

so far in may i have memorial day weekend and a trip to california for work. both should be pretty manageable as long as i plan and then follow through with that plan.

the one thing i've been strong with no matter what is water intake. i know that's been my saving grace.

i need to focus on working out this month. right now my only from of working out is walking during my lunch break. better than nothing, but not enough for me. i need to get back into my 4 am routine. i need to up the ante.

i also need to get my willpower back in action. a co-workers wife brought in cookies yesterday. i don't even want to tell you how many i ate. they were so good! but why wasn't one enough? no willpower? self-sabotage? fear of success? my three arch enemies rearing their ugly heads again.

tomorrow is the start of a whole new month. i want to make that month a good one. i want to be a success come this time next month. in one month i want to be able to write a blog about how amazing it was. my 5th sparkiversary is next month. i want to be proud of myself at that point. i don't want another anniversary to pass where i think to myself, there goes another year i've wasted. it's the most discouraging feeling and i'm tired of feeling it.

so, here's to may! one kick-ass month!
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    You have a great plan. As far as the cookie question.. our brains release happy hormones from things such as cookies. When we eat a lot of cookies over time it takes more cookies for our brains to signal us that we have had enough and are happy. So it REALLY is an addiction. That said you still lost in April. Almost one pound a week too. We all need to find our balance between eating well and living life's unexpected moments! emoticon
    2565 days ago
    I think y are doing fantastic. Stick with it.
    2565 days ago
    Good for you for looking back and figuring out what worked or didn't work! Here is to a great May and a new month of kicking butt and making progress!
    2565 days ago
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