My birthday week was last week. The gainz train took a detour. But that’s life, right? I am on a mission. I do have a goal. But the train slowed down and made some unplanned stops. It happens. Good news is I didn’t really gain weight. Bad news… I made zero progress and I feel so bloated from some poor food choices. doh!
I didn’t input food into my food journal. I only worked out twice. I ate really terribly at the ballpark Tuesday night. And I wasn’t feeling 100% for two days. How’s that for a gross week? But I did have a FUN week overall. And that’s a win in my book. I didn’t stuff my face everyday all day. I don’t feel like I’ve failed myself. I just had a nice birthday week. And I’m not guilting myself into a deep depression where I will eat all the things.
In the short two months, my mental game is changing. A few months ago, I’d say F this and just go back to eating like crap and half-assing workouts cause I’m eating like crap.
In the short two months, I’ve hit weightlifting PRs. I’ve lost weight and inches.
I’m not throwing that away. I just keep moving. Start fresh. Which is what I did. We meal prepped yesterday. As much as I dread it, when I’m done I’m happy that it’s taken care of. I already know I need to workout at least 4 times this week. If not more!
But back to being 40! Eeeeek! I know it’s not that big of a deal. But this a big one for me. Thirty didn’t bother me. Forty, for some reason, does. By forty-three, I’ll have my last kiddo graduating high school. By forty-five… who knows!
I didn’t start 40 off with grace, just a lot of whiny-baby crying, but hopefully this will be a good year. I hope to stick with my healthier living journey. I hope that this time next year I can say, “I feel great for being forty-something!” I will be leaner, stronger and kick-ass daily. Cause let me be honest, right now, every day something new hurts or something old hurts worse!
It’s a new day, new week. Let’s get to it. I can’t re-iterate the following things enough:
- It’s OK to not be perfect.
- Don’t go off the rails because of one bad meal or day or week!
- Any progress is better than no progress.
- Making one small change is better than no change.
- It’s a process to get healthy, lose weight. It does not happen overnight.
- You don’t have to be hardcore to be healthy. Eat a little better. Move a little more. A gradual process is more likely to stick for the long run.
- Work on a positive mindset. (boy that’s hard for me to do, but I’m getting better)
- Love yourself!
- Ask for help if you need it.
- Lean on your people – friends, family, coworkers, ME!
Keep on keepin’ on! Hopefully I have a better report next week. Maybe my weak week will put some extra umph in me. Or maybe I’ll be more slow. Who knows. But this train isn’t stopping.