Last week was very successful in terms of reaching my goal of two-a-day workouts, starting split training, and staying on track with my diet. The scale made a slight dip at the end of the week, but after enjoying Pizza and ice cream with my family on Friday, of course it rose back up a couple of pounds. That is how the weekends go for me lately. What used to be one cheat meal per weekend, with me not allowing myself any sweets, I would get right back on track and stay there. But for the last month, my weekends have been fairly loose, having at least 2 cheat meals, plus ice cream and sometimes snacking on other stuff in the mean time. And while I know that some of the weight I see on the scale every morning is the water retention caused by ungodly amounts of sodium consumption, it is really a horrible way to treat one's body.
This morning I held myself to low intensity interval cardio, and even at my slow pace, I felt like everything was so jiggly. I hate that feeling. I need to not let my lax weekends become habit, or I will end up in maintainence mode, and I'm not at a fitness level or weight where I want to be stuck indefinitely. In order to keep progressing, I am going to have to reign in my weekend indifference.
On a positive note, I will be getting a home gym at the end of this week, and it is perfect timing. I found it in my company's classifieds, so it is coming from a trustworthy place (a cardiology RN) and the best part is, I am getting it for free! I'm not sure what it all has, but anything is better than what I have, 5 and 10 pound dumbbells and a stability ball. Now, if I can just get my hands on a good, used treadmill, I should be all set for winter.
I have decided that, even if there is not another Eat Clean Diet Makeover Challenge contest this year, I am going to train as if there is. I want to challenge myself to keep my focus and transform my body into the physique I've always wanted. By the time July 31, 2012 rolls around, I will have been on my journey for just shy of 2 years, I think I should be one hot tamale by then! Thinking of the future, and how awesome it will be is a very uplifting and motivating feeling, I just need to clear up the stuff in the middle, and make sure my resolve doesn't slip. Once I get my weekends a little cleaner, I think I'll be well on my way!
Happy Monday everyone! Thanks for reading.