Long Weekends = Short Weeks… hallelujah. It also means I never know what day it actually is. Which is how I missed the weigh in wednesday post because it’s actually Thursday now. Good news is tomorrow is Friday already! And you know what is this weekend? Dirty Girl! I have a fun group of ladies from CrossFit teaming up with me to do it. It is going to be a blast and I can’t wait!
Since in my head it still feels like Wednesday I’m going to chat a little bit about my progress. I’m in a weird place. Since I’ve been doing Project: Simplify I’ve been going through my closet and I’m noticing a bunch of my clothes aren’t fitting, which is great and terrible at the same time. I love that my shape is changing (even if the scale isn’t moving) but having your pants fall down doing burpee box jumps is no fun! ((Sidenote: If you are looking for gently used fitness clothing I’ve got a ton for sale in this Facebook Group!)) While that is a huge NSV for me, I still am frustrated by my crawling progress. This is not out of the norm for me. By this point I’ve usually given up on whatever diet I was on because I wasn’t seeing the progress. The thing is that I am still seeing some progress. I’m averaging about a 1lb fat loss every 2 weeks, and a little less than a 1lb muscle gain. I know it adds up over time. The thing I’ve struggled with these last few weeks is the fact that I have to work SO hard to see even that. Meal prep isn’t always easy, granted it is more like a habit now so it’s not that big of a deal. Eating every 2-3 hours is hard to do some days. It’s not convenient.
Is it worth it? Yes.
But weighing the amount of work I put in for the amount of results I get is depressing. So, the last 2 weeks I’ve been in a funk and been a little bit looser than I should have been with my diet. Did I go off the deep end completely? Nope. Did I have a sprinkle and chocolate coated ice cream cone filled with coconut chocolate almond ice cream on labor day? yup.
I guess I’m still working on finding balance. This is a journey… a long one. I will still stick mostly to my nutrition plan but I will also enjoy dinner out and dessert on occasion because life is too short not to. Does that mean it may take me even longer to reach my goal? Probably. But will I be a bit more sane when I get there? Yup.
So, time to snap out of this funk and push it hard. The big competition we’ve been training for is in just over 2 weeks. I’m going to stay focused, but also learn to enjoy the journey.
How do you snap out of a funk?
5 thoughts on “Snap out of it!”
hey an ice cream cone every once in awhile is totally fine 🙂 🙂 itz all about balance after all!
Keep up your great work. I also think if you don’t give yourself a “treat” every once in a while it makes your “diet” fail! Everything in moderation is what I live by.
Agreed with Linz! Balance, moderation, enjoyment and savouring. We all get into funks..it happens. What’s important is that we snap out of it 🙂
Hang in there girl! You have to find a balance that works for you. This includes treats once in a while. Health is a constant journey and I know you will be out of your funk in no time!
I struggled so much with having to part with my bigger clothes when I lost weight. I felt like I didn’t know how to dress anymore, and I didn’t want to buy all new clothes that fit me properly until I reached my goals. I basically lived in yogas for 2 years. My suggestion for breaking out of your funk? Go buy yourself a gorgeous outfit that makes you feel good about yourself and rock it. I know you’re trying to simplify, but if you stick to basics, it can be multifunctional!