Looking back on this week, it was my first full week off from exercising. I never thought that I would say that (since being on this journey) but hey, that's how it is. I have been so lazy this week and since I was without my Polar FT4 (I use this as an excuse for everything this week) I didn't want to do much of anything.
I look at this as both a negative and a positive. For the negative, I let myself down on my weight loss journey. I stopped doing what I said I wasn't going to stop doing, and that was exercise, for an entire week. My eating wasn't the best but it wasn't the worst either. Looking on the positive side, I was desperately in need of a break from the semester. A break where I didn't do anything all week but relax and watch television.
My spring semesters are always so stressful and leave me lacking so much energy by the end of May. This time was no surprise, I was burned out when school finished and I knew that if I was going to be successful on the rest of this journey, I needed the break. Part of me feels bad for taking a break but the other part of me knows that if I didn't take a break I would have burned out in the end.
Because I took the week off, none of my goals were met (which is slowly starting to be a recurring thing for most of them) but I know that giving myself this week off, helps me focus on the weeks ahead. It helps me get my mind back in focus. I know that next week I have to kick it up several notches and I am ready for that. But I really don't think I would have been ready without taking this break.
Next week, the gloves come off; no matter what comes my way, I have to get back in the game and focus on what I am working towards and that is a healthier me.
I am ready to do this.
I will do this.