This is my 2nd gym skip day in a row.
I don't advise having two skip days in a row- it makes the next workout that much harder. And personally, for me, skipping two days in a row.
I wasn't planning on today being a skip day. Yesterday- yes. When I planned my workouts out for the week I marked SKIP in big bold letters for Tuesday.
But today, I simply felt exhausted and run down. My body was aching, my head was pounding, and since this week has already been a long and emotional one, I knew that what I really needed tonight was rest.
It's hard for me to not feel guilty or to worry that I will hit a plateau or gain- but at the same time, I have to know my body and my limits, and I have to know when a rest is necessary.
I'm at 101 lbs now and still plugging away- this week has been a challenge because I have had evening commitments every night, and another tomorrow night. But I've done fairly well, and both my lunch and dinner are already packed for tomorrow. I'll workout in the morning and go into work a little late since it will be a late night again.
The 100 lbs celebrations have come and gone and now it is back to planning and kicking butt. On the days where I am feeling down, I remind myself "Dude, You lost 100 lbs".
I also have to remind myself that I am not perfect. There will be days where I let myself have a treat or I skip a workout. So long as that does not become routine, I know that I can keep this up. I'll admit, I'm terrified of the maintenance phase. My biggest fear is that when I start to loosen up a little bit, that I will go back to my old ways. I think that with my determination and my LOVE for this new body and energy of mine, I will be able to maintain and control, but it is still a fear. As I get closer and closer to my goal weight I will be reaching out to friends of mine who also lost 100 + lbs and get their insight on the maintenance phase.
One thing that has been extremely important in my journey is a simple rule: I don't keep "crap" in the house. That way, I am far less likely to indulge, or to overeat. I try to measure out my portions for EVERYTHING, so that I am not eating more than I should. I also try to turn down sweets at work and to choose the healthiest foods at a work event or a work potluck.
Wish me luck as I continue on this journey to my goal weight. And no more skip days for me this week. Tomorrow and Friday will be StairMaster and run days, Saturday is boot camp and Sunday Yoga. I've got this.