Guess what happens when you go from working out 6 to 9 hours a week to working out 1 to 3 hours a week, and instead of compensating by eating less or BETTER, you eat a little more and WORSE. Yup. Up 3 pounds in three weeks.
This can be remedied. I do have willpower and self control. I have just been giving myself permission to eat junk rather than eating healthy. I’ve been telling myself that I’m having a rough month, I deserve it. As Mike once said, we aren’t dogs. We don’t need to reward ourselves with food.
And honestly, gaining a few pounds certainly isn’t helping me feel any better. I already feel bad enough that I can’t practice, that I can’t work out the way I want to, and what I really want is to LOSE pounds, not gain them. So it’s adding insult to injury. It might just be a scale blip though. This can go away quickly—I ate out too much the past few days and I’m sure it’s mainly just from that. A few days of good clean eating will make it go away.
I do have willpower and self control. I would just rather be working out 6 to 9 hours a week. Makes it easier.
And now I am also sick. I had a sore throat last night and slept terribly because it hurt so much. It’s a little better today but is now accompanied by a (sinus) headache. Ugh. I am going to teach a few classes and then coming home to lie on the couch and watch television the rest of the day.
Every day is a new day, with new decisions and choices. Then again…the cold medicine is making me blurry…I’ll probably end up getting Pho for dinner 🙂