I was going to take a break during this challenge. Y'know, try out all my new habits without keeping track and see if I could continue to progress or at least maintain. But after how badly I bombed the majority of last week, I decided that I'm just not emotionally ready to go it on my own yet.
Are you sensing a trend? I sure am. I can stay committed as long as I'm within range of my goal. But the moment I go over my range, I just shove food in my mouth with reckless abandon. For me, I can do that once a week on a free day and still have success. But I think I had at least 4 free days last week.
So now I'm back up two pounds. I did at least exercise nearly every day last week, but I slacked off on weight lifting and interval training. Lately I haven't been able to stand the idea of working out to a DVD. I've needed to be outside, to exercise without my children, to breathe deeply and clear my mind. I've been running a lot and I'm finding that I crave that time of solitude. I need to meditate and pray and get my mind right for the day. I love being out at sunrise, watching my shadow on the sagebrush and smelling the fresh air.