My intentions were to make yesterday my first workout day on the bowflex, but just couldn’t fit it in to my daily schedule. This is OK though, as I can go another week of practicing intermittent fasting before the weekend arrives. I will continue to walk every other day and keep my window to eat from 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. I did eat some things yesterday that set my blood sugar back up and also caused my body weight to increase. Once again I ate a delicious Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato sandwich for lunch, or brunch (10:30 AM) and around 2:30 I ate 2 slices of pizza. Both of these foods contained a lot of carbs which my body decided to hold on to by processing them into fat because I didn’t work out and have the demand to turn them into energy.
In essence I restarted that fat storing mechanism in my body and will have to work hard towards getting things back on track. I woke late again this morning probably because I skipped dinner and my body was working hard at what it does when we eat too many carbs. It was storing all of that fat. This means that I will be going another day without an early morning workout and the downward cycle continues. I will be extra mindful today to keep moving and try to work towards getting back into a fat burning mode.
There is one more thing that I really screwed up at this weekend and that is water intake. During the week I always have my water container next to me and drink frequently. I have to learn to keep it with me at all times and start drinking water on the weekends the same way I do during the week.
I could be discouraged at these events that took place over the weekend, but instead I will learn from them and simply move on. Not one of us in this world is perfect and as long as we are all human we will make mistakes and sometimes we will do it on purpose. When it happens we have to just smile and get right back into our missions and keep on moving forward. In the end even if our mission is filled with holes the truth is that we are still on that mission and even a 75% success rate is better than none at all. When we compare this to people we know who spend hours upon hours sitting in front of a TV and munching down potato chips and ice cream and complain that they are not healthy, we are doing pretty good. We are the one’s who not only make things happen for ourselves, but also bring about positive changes in the world around us by simply being an example that we can take control of our own health.
Blood Sugar- 133, Weight- 177.6