We’ve all done it…taken a little time off and decided that we would get back on track starting next week. Next week can turn into two weeks, then two weeks into a month. Well, I made the decision — I’m starting back today! Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s good to have time-off from the gym/running/working out to avoid burn out and enjoy the things we love (in moderation), but we can’t stay away too long.
Okay, you know that photo is hilarious, but it’s seriously time to get back focused! During my marathon training my Weight Watchers took a backseat. It’s tricky when it comes to marathon training and watching what you eat and/or weight loss. Your body needs energy and requires more carbs and other things I wouldn’t normally chew and chomp on; and limiting them can hinder your performance. Carbs are usually one of the first things to go when “dieting”, so we already know where my points would have gone. During that time, I was mindful of what I ate, but I snacked and did not track as consistently as I should have. I love that my WW’s app would send me reminders to track my food almost to say…”Hey, we’re still here!”
I took one week off from all activity after my marathon. I’m really excited that tonight I will be returning to Zumba after months off. I stopped attending class because I wanted to stick to cross-training activities such as: swimming, walking, yoga, or cycling. Well…I’m back and this girl is ready to Merengue and Salsa her bum off!
I’ve also found that writing in a journal or tracking is extremely helpful with staying on track. That’s why I returned to WW’s after so many years. I have so many friends sharing this journey with me — which will help me stay accountable.
How are you staying on track while maintaining a healthy lifestyle?
“It’s not a diet. It’s a lifestyle.”