Friday, May 24, 2013

Losing A Sense

After my post from earlier this week, I talked with a few people about what kinds of changes I should make. Heard a lot from do more HIIT, to eat fewer calories (=/), do more cardio, and stop weighing in weekly.

Well, the very next day, I sprained my foot, which meant half of the new options got thrown out the window. Now 3 days after the initial sprain and I'm walking *almost* normal. I was able to do an upper body workout yesterday, which felt great, but no impact activities, and certainly NO MORE RUNNING.

Every Friday for about a year and a half now, I've been weighing in first thing in the morning. This is the first time that I'm skipping that weigh in. I'm going to be giving that route a shot. I won't weigh in again until June 14th. They say when you lose one sense, the rest get stronger. I'm going to test that theory out, but I'll be honest... I'M TERRIFIED.

I spend a lot of time obsessing over that stupid scale number. I know it's not right, and I know that a number isn't a the end-all-be-all of fitness... Thanks to a push from Madi, I'm going to not stress over this number for a bit.

To compensate for losing out on that piece of information, I'm going to have to rely on measurements and tracking to make sure I'm on the right path. I've already tracked more this week than I have in the past month, which is terrible, really!

I must pay special attention to what I'm eating since I can't do much in the way of workouts until this foot is totally healed. I can't do any impact moves, which eliminates all cardio. My right leg has even started to hurt because I'm overcompensating for my left foot.

So the next three weeks are going to test my patience and my resolve. I'm going to finish out this Spring plan as best I can, and I look forward to hitting it hard come Summer!

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