I started last week feeling fabulous, my workouts were going to be amazing, I would eat completely on point, be at the head of my work's Biggest Loser race (there's a $300 gift card for the winner), and really crush this thing, head-on.
DID NOT HAPPEN.
I haven't weighed in at work yet, but after Thursday, when I came home from work with the worst cramps of my life (white hot barbs, ripping my body in half), I just really lost it. I went to the gym once the cramps had subsided, with plans to go on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, but none of it happened.
I could lie and say it's all going great, but that wouldn't do any one any good, especially me. I'm weak, and wasnt feeling hot, but it's a new week. I'm going to continue with week three of LiveFit, continue to eat as clean as I can, and drink a lot of water.
When we fall, we can either let it define us, or use it to become stronger. I read the Christian cliche of God doesnt give us more than we can handle, and a response of, "of course he gives us more than we can handle! The Bible is full of people that God tested, whose faith only increased when they put their total trust in Him. Job got a fabulous second chance as a reward for not giving up. How many times was Paul in prison, but his love for God only grew?
All I want to do is lose some weight. This is something I can do, especially with God's help. God will give me focus if I just keep my nose to the grindstone.
Thank you for letting me get that off my chest. I worked out right after work last night, Leg Day, and it was tough. I told myself I was going to start lifting heavier in week three, and I did. I'll feel it in my quads tomorrow. But I came home and had a protein shake to feed my sore muscles, so that'll help them grow, which will burn more fat in the long term. I also lifted a bit lighter for the squats, but only because I want to get my form correct. I think I succeeded. My legs HURT!
Weigh in is later today, and I just hope I'm down. I've been chugging water, so we'll see. *crosses fingers* It's only one week, and there's still a chance I can go forward and still win one of the prizes. Small meals, several times a day, and lifting heavy. Complex Carb, Vegetable, Protein. I've been keeping up with this regimen pretty closely for the last week. Just have to keep on keeping on.