So this week I have actually been doing very well. I have been working out at the gym every day, so I am very proud of myself for that. I have been going over my points most days but not by much, so I’m confident that it won’t affect my weigh-in too much on Monday. I do however think that my weight loss this week might not be that much because I have started working out and I read online that sometimes when you start a new exercise routine, especially lifting weights, it can cause you to retain more water. So I’m not going to be too hard on myself on Monday if my weight loss is small, but I definitely know there will at least be a loss.
I can definitely feel a lot of muscle aches since I’ve started working out regularly, so I’m hoping after a few weeks that will go away once my body gets use to it. So far I’ve been doing 30 minutes on the treadmill and then 20 minutes of weight lifting, but next week I’m going to switch it up and only do the treadmill 3 days a week with the weight lifting and then do another machine like the elliptical the other 2 days with weight lifting. I don’t want my body to get used to doing the same exercise everyday so I figured if I switch it up every day then that will help my weight loss.
The biggest challenge that I’ve been dealing with this week so far has been stress because my husband is planting in the field so I’ve been having to deal with my kids by myself all day and it has been very stressful. We are having some behavior issues with my 4 year old so that makes it even more difficult because I really don’t know how to handle him. He just has these fits and meltdowns several times a day where he will scream at me, hit me, kick me, cry and demand whatever it is that he wants. I don’t know why he does this or how to stop this from happening. I usually put him in time out away from the situation so he can’t hit me and wait until he calms down. And usually after 5 minutes or so he is a completely different person and is happy again. We plan to address this issue next month when he goes to see the developmental specialist again so I hope that we can get some answers and some help.
In the meantime I am dealing with his behavior by myself and it can be extremely frustrating and it makes me want to just eat whatever. I have indulged a few times this week and have had to stop myself from overdoing it. I have tracked everything I have eaten so I’m holding myself accountable but I know that in order to meet my weight loss goals, I need to do better.
My plan for this weekend is to follow my meal plan that I have made and stay on track. I won’t be able to work out because my husband is in the field and my mother-in-law is going out of town, but I think it’s probably good for my body to have some rest, since I have been working out every day this week. And if I feel the need to work out I can use my elliptical. I’m also going to go shopping tomorrow with my sister so that I can make sure I have everything I need for the week. This will help me so much because I will be able to start the new week with a good meal plan and have what I need and also my sister will be with me to help me with the kids. Shopping with them isn’t much fun so it will be nice to have someone else to help.
Hope you all have a great weekend!