Sooooo, yeah, I had a few rough days. Turns out the peach cobbler I made and ate on the 5th was not the best idea. Two consecutive days of sweets (on the 4th & 5th) was enough to trigger some significant sugar cravings. I ate cleanly all day on the 6th (Saturday) until the kids went to bed... then I was on the prowl for sugar. Turns out we had salt water taffy in the cupboard and hubby had brought home a loaf of blueberry banana bread. Can you guess what I ate? UGH. And then Sunday was carb-o-palooza. Monday was clean, until evening again when I ate my weight in snickerdoodles. (Apparently it's the worst idea ever to let the kids talk me into making cookies when I'm struggling with sugar). Duh.
Tuesday & Wednesday I went low carb as that is the only thing I know to help me lock things back down. I'm definitely feeling better after two days of lower carb eating. Today's goal is to eat more non starchy veggies. Tomorrow I'll cut dairy again.
Yesterday afternoon I sat down and set some new fitness goals. Low carb & goal planning are generally keys for me getting back in the groove. So here are the new goals.
- Perform 10 pistol squats (each leg)
- Perform 5 pull-ups
- Perform 50 military style push-ups
- Increase box jump to 28"
- Run 3 mi- sub 22:20
I am going to focus on two (the pistol squats & push-ups) before moving on. I think these goals are ambitious, but not unattainable. I reworked my exercise routine and tailored it to the goals. After I've mastered the pistols & push-ups, I'll move on to the pull-ups & box jumps. Shaving approx 1 min off my 3 mile run time will be an ongoing thing.
If you're curious about the pistol squat, here is a link to the progression plan I plan on following...
For the push-ups, I will be using the 100 push-up plan.
What do you do to get back on track??
Do you have fitness goals you're working toward?