Where do I begin and how did it happen? Let’s find out what happened as we go through how to gain 10 pounds in 3 easy steps.
Step 1: Veer from your goal. My goal was 40 days of Paleo for Lent. I veered from my goal several times. All it took was giving myself permission once because it became very easy to do it a second and third and fourth time. Then it became 80% paleo with a Starbucks here and there. Then it became celebrating our anniversary (Thursday) with cocktails and key lime pie. HAH! Bad move….
Step 2: Consume salt. (Friday) I met with a friend for the movie Admission. Not a great movie and even though I got the small popcorn my body is NOT a fan of salt and bad things happen like swelling and retaining water! Then we had dinner afterward and of course I mowed down carrot cake.
Step 3: Sugar. (Saturday) I had passed up Girl Scout after Girl Scout but not today. I gave in to the $4 box of thin mints. But wait there is more…I found the chocolates that my husband bought me for Valentine’s Day. I was waiting until after Lent to eat them. It was the day before Lent was over so… Then Sunday came and we had the church wide lunch and oh yes, I was at the dessert table. If only it stopped there, but it didn’t.
Mind you I was just in the gym Friday. On Tuesday I weighed in at 157 and 5 days later it’s 167. I’m totally disappointed. It’s seriously effed up. I’m just not one of those people that can indulge once in a while. For me it’s just throwing all that hard work down the drain. There were several events that triggered this process and I’m very aware of what they are, does that mean I have a pr oblem? Well, I don’t know. I know what it is and I know my responses and I know I can and have made different choices. However, I do feel like crap so I’m back on track and getting ready to hit the gym. It’s just not worth it.
I just don’t believe in cheat days. Maybe that is a better method than denying yourself. I find that I can nibble but what happened over the past few days was anything but nibbling. So rather than play a lecture back to myself I’m going to move on and find the motivational voice within and just get this off by the end of the month! I just need to keep moving, right?
Paleo and Lent are over! I didn’t make it like I wanted but lasted most of it. I’m glad it’s over. It might have been too much! I don’t know. We will see what happens this week.
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Saturday – Crossfit
Monday – Crossfit
Tuesday – spin
Friday – Circuit Training
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- The long term goal 18 pounds by the end of the year. Goal weight 140.
- The short term goal lose 1 – 2 lbs. per month.
- January 158 – 159 = +1 pound gain
- February 159 – 158 = -1 pound loss
- March 158 –