Every single day is different.
Some days you feel great about working out.
Other days not so much.
Some days you don’t have time at all to workout.
Other days there’s nothing else to do.
You just have to realize that those days come, but we can’t let it totally derail us from our goal and where we want to be. We have to adjust our week accordingly so that we can make up for lost time. In my challenge post, I talked about how if we don’t workout that day, we should eat stricter and on days we do workout, we can have a small treat. Sounds like a good idea to me! I call it balance.
Basically in this week of the series, I want to talk about how we shouldn’t let setbacks set us back. They do come. It’s life. It’s the way it goes, but if we let it derail us for a long period of time, the setback just becomes larger and larger. For example, say we weighed in for that week and we gained a pound. Like I’ve stated before, maybe it was muscle. If it is, that’s great. On the other hand, if you know you’ve been slacking that week and not eating the best, maybe that’s what’s going on. Let me be honest, what will beating yourself up over it do? It definitely won’t help, unless you turn that into motivation to do better in the upcoming week! Turn that setback into a setup for domination. Let it help you to regain that motivation that you had when you started. Let’s be real here. If we let it get us down, we would be building a bigger hole for ourselves rather than letting it give us the determination to lose that weight plus some for the next week. Basically, we need to be turning negativity into positivity. Seeing the good in things.
If you feel you messed up the week before, one thing that I feel may help would be to reflect over the last week or month and see what your workouts have consisted of and how often you’ve been going. Look back at what you’ve eaten and see if you’ve gotten off track a little too much lately. I have a workout journal where I can track my workouts and what I have eaten. If you find yourself wondering what’s going on with the scale, buy or create a workout journal so that you can better keep track of what you’ve done and what you’ve eaten recently. Your very own accountability partner.
Don’t let one setback turn into a setback for life. Honestly, it could have been muscle that you gained. Like I said last week, don’t let the scale determine how healthy and fit you are. If you look in the mirror and feel better and see a good change, then don’t let the scale ruin it. Just keep going!
James 1:2 KJV My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;