It has been a rough couple of weeks for me. And I am frustrated, because it really didn’t need to be as difficult as I let it become. I finished week 2 of the Body Revolution and on President’s Day I started week 3 with workout 3. It was hard. I was going to do a 2 week review on how things were going. I took measurements (which were awesome!!) yet I ran out of time that day. The next morning I woke up with influenza. I was sick. As in, didn’t get out of bed for a week kind of sick. It was tough. My throat hurt, my body hurt, my chest hurt. Yet I kept my eating in check. I wanted comfort food. I had homemade chicken broth, sweet potatoes, and finally realized that smoothies would be a great idea. I actually lost about 5 pounds because I just wasn’t eating enough. I kept waiting to feel better so I could get back to working out. It just wasn’t happening. So off to the doctor I went. I was given an antibiotic for a sinus infection on top of the influenza. What I forgot to check was if there was any options available that didn’t contain gluten. I discovered after a couple days that my exhaustion was no longer from the illness, but from the medication. So what did I do? Did I rise above and continue to eat healthy? Nope. I decided that since I was going to be feeling crappy anyway, I may as well “enjoy” it and eat gluten. And eat gluten I did. To the point of being miserable actually.
So now I have taken 2 weeks off of the Body Revolution, instead of just one. So this week I am
planning going to re-do week 2 in order to get back in the swing of things. If it seems easy to do, I will jump back up to week 3. I feel like I failed, but I know I didn’t. Failing means that I am not getting back up and trying again. So I will keep moving forward. My weight is up a bit, but I know it’s water weight. I will get rid of it again. I joined my third Dietbet which starts today. I am using this Dietbet to keep me in check. The first one was easy, the second one was tough, but I made both. This one will help keep me going. The first week or so I need to remember that everything I put in my body fuels my body. I don’t like the way it feels these days. I want to go back to feeling healthy. This challenge will help keep my mind in the right place. I also have a 90 day challenge that was supposed to start today, but it seems as though there is a hold on that. However I do still plan on reaching a certain place by my 31st birthday in June. I am not going to let the past couple of weeks dictate how the rest of my life is going to go.
The rest of this month I am going to concentrate on one day at a time. Today I will workout. I will eat no gluten today. I do plan on doing a Whole14 to get back to paleo. I just feel so much better eating that way. It’s just going to take me a bit to get back in that mindset. So today I take the first step.