I’m so far off from being “on track” that I’m not even sure what on track looks like. Do you know that since August, I’ve stepped on the scale three times, and since I didn’t like what it had to say, I stepped right back off? Yep. Do you know that I haven’t been on the treadmill, bike or ARC trainer in 6 weeks? Yep. Do you know that I haven’t logged food into MFP in weeks? Yep.
Let’s rewind here. I originally was going to merge my low carb plan with WW. So I registered for WW. One week in, and I was already feeling the pressure. I allowed myself to simply follow WW and be mindful of the carb intake. BIG mistake. I followed WW then for 3 weeks, being mindful, but not tracking carbs, just points. And poof – significant gain. WHY did I do this? I KNOW I can’t do this. I KNOW my body needs to watch carbs, and yet there I went, trying something that I knew deep down wouldn’t work for me.
So then I spent a week or so pouting, and after adding carbs back into my life, it’s so hard to kick them back out. So here I am, a few weeks later, still trying to get back on track.
So my plan for October is to be mindful of what I’m eating again. This means I need to log my foods, or at the least PLAN my foods, and meals, and get active again. B and I did a 40 minute hike this weekend, and it was fun, but it wasn’t really a level of intensity that’s going to do anything. I mean yes, moving is good. But that’s about it. So my plan this week is to hit the bike twice, and the gym once, to get back into the groove. I know that once I get the eating back under control, the exercise will fall into place.
So knowing all that, the weather has been playing wicked games with my head (literally) and the migraines and sinus headaches are killer. The last two weeks have been filled with taking something, to combat some range of headache. I know some of the headaches are attributed to the crappy food. It’s a nasty cycle dangit!
What gets you back on track when you’ve fallen off?