Although the first three weeks of this Challenge have been exciting and fun, this past week has, by far, been my most frustrating.
You know, those little stressers that steal your focus and get you off track.
For me, the fix has always been food. One night of carb therapy cost me 3 of the pounds I'd worked so hard to lose.
AND it took me two days of hard labor (brutal workouts) to lose them again.
I haven't lost the number of pounds I had originally wanted to by this point, and the frustration kicked in.
So, I had to have a little talk with myself and get my focus back on 1.) how much I have already benefited from the changes I've made in my lifestyle; and 2.) where to go from here.
Even without drastic weight loss, I am better. My energy level is higher, and my fibromyalgia pain is way down.
This is a surprise! I was afraid all the physical activity would make it worse. Maybe another reason the pain has lessened is that I'm not eating white flour or processed sugar anymore. Whatever the reason, I feel great!
Which encourages me to keep on going. My trainer, Hannah Riley of the Norwalk Rec, met with me to discuss food choices. I'm still tracking my calories in and burned, and still enjoying working out at the Norwalk Rec and my long bike rides.
We are only three weeks into this ... we have months to go.
I have a lot of strikes against me ... middle age, thyroid issues, the fibromyalgia. But maybe slow and steady wins the race...who knows?