Stupid Valentine’s Day! That’s my story and I am sticking to it. Weighed in today and it was not good – up one whole pound! Yikes. I have solid proof that one can’t out train a bad diet.
Mistake #1: Wabasi Almonds. I bought a large bag of wabasi flavored almonds. Not a good idea for me. I can eat those things by the handful and I did. The bag is almost empty – thank God – and I won’t get another one. One of the concepts behind Eat to Live is to not snack between meals.
Mistake #2: Valentine’s Day Candy. My wife is a 2nd grade teacher and she brought home treats after the holiday. I didn’t have to eat the, obviously, but I did eat enough to throw things off kilter.
Mistake #3: Argentinian Wine. I’ve been pretty good about monitoring and limiting my wine consumption but I don’t think I did that well this past week.
Mistake #4: Snacking. Although my snacks were relatively healthy (forget #2 above) I still ate when I really wasn’t hungry.
Not all was bad. I exercised each day in the AM and PM. It was a pseudo “recovery week” according to P90X and Insanity. So I did the core synergistics DVD on M/W/F and the core cardio on T/TH. Not as intense as some of the others but I followed the plan. I also interjected some running into my nightly treadmill walk.
Bad week but I am simply going to reverse the trend and rein in the discipline. As of today I am still down +8 pounds. It’s better than I’ve done in the past but I should be at +10. I have some ground to make up. Time to get busy!