We all struggle. With our looks, our bodies, our mistakes, our lifestyles, our beliefs.
We question our choices, what we're doing (or not doing), what we should be doing (or not doing), how we're eating, working out, who we're dating, or how we think.
I can promise, I'm no different. I am just as hard on myself as you all are on yourselves. It is, unfortunately, human nature. We are our own worst critics. And we analyze every little thing we do.
As you all know, I recently started doing more yoga and less CrossFit, along with acupuncture and reducing my stress levels. Well, with that being said, I made those changes, but I didn't change how I was eating. I didn't even think about it.
So fast forward a few weeks and I'm not feeling very happy with myself. I feel as if I've lost some of my muscle tone...let's face it, I feel fat... or heavier than I would like to.
It took talking to Nick and another friend of mine to realize what was going on. I went from working out 5 days a week to 4 days a week and then recently, only 3 days a week. I did my normal CrossFit workouts Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and yoga on Tuesdays and Thursdays. And while I love yoga, it definitely hasn't been my normal workouts.
Well, again, my eating habits didn't change. Which means I was eating a ton more calories than I was expending.
Calories in was far greater than calories out.
Simple. I was not working out like I used to. I shouldn't be eating like I used to.
Yes, I struggle with how I look and how I feel too. Yes, I struggle with remembering to make changes in all aspects of my life. Change how you workout, change how you eat...whatever that looks like.
This is just a reminder that I am human too. Just as all us coaches are. We have our own health concerns and struggles too.
And I am now remedying that. Lowering my calories and actually tracking what I eat. Yes, I'm guilty of not tracking. Not seeing exactly what I'm eating or how much. I just assumed that what had been working before was going to continue working.
And we're all like that, right? We just assume that whatever had previously been working will continue to work...even if other things change.
And isn't that the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results?
Well...I know that things have to change in order for me to feel more like myself. I have to start tracking my food, ensuring that I'm not overdoing it in one area while neglecting others. And I can't continue eating the way I used to when I was working out 5 days a week.
So...here's to some changes. To loving myself exactly as I am. To forgiving myself.
I can't wait to share my journey and how these small changes affect my body and my mind. I don't want to be unhappy with how I look anymore.
Just as you all need accountability, so do I. So this post is for just that...accountability.
Thank you for being a part of my journey!
Have an amazing week! And think of your own life...do you need to make some changes too? I'm here to help!
With love and wellness,