My jeans are snug, my lifting belt doesn’t fit on the usual hole, and I feel like a slug. A summer of fun times and being too loose with my food choices has made quite an impact; and it’s past time to stop the madness. For the first time since joining GYM Laird, I’ve also had a lack of motivation to work out. Damn slippery slope.
It’s interesting, that as a group, we are in sync in so many ways (the most annoying of which for Jim, has to be our cycles; most of us have PMS at the same time, poor guy). A general feeling of having the “f**k its” seems to be going around right now. The fact that I’m a week behind in even writing this is a perfect case in point. We’ve all had stress in the form of work issues, family drama, and the usual day to day crap that can sometimes seem overwhelming. I find it can only take one small thing to tip you over the edge when you’ve been burning the candle at both ends. I’m hoping the opposite of that holds true as well for getting back on track.
I know what I need to do. Get more sleep, drink more water, eliminate beer (frowny face), meditate, and tighten my diet. All these things seem pretty simple, in theory. I’m pretty excited about changing up my diet a bit by trying Jason Seibs’ Alt Shift plan. Tracking macros is one of the things that keeps me accountable to myself, and I’m looking forward to taking back the reins from my willy-nilly “sure, you can eat popcorn for dinner” self.
Knowing what you need to do and actually doing it are two totally different stories. Luckily, I’m surrounded by a group of strong awesome ladies and an amazing coach. They are all incredibly supportive, even during times when you want to say f**k it all.