Like anyone else, I have days where I doubt myself. This weekend I was just feeling down. Instead of beating myself about stalled weightloss the past couple of days, I should have taken a moment to realize my progress thus far. I have been working incredibly hard it's nice to be reminded of this by looking at some progress pictures.
I also decided not to go to the LA Fit Expo this year because I simply was feeling burned out. My workouts are time consuming and I spread myself too thin this past month, putting unnecessary pressure on myself to succeed at everything I do. I know that my Type-A, perfectionist qualities make me my own worst enemy, but I also feel that these qualities are what keeps me driven and goal-oriented. If I get burned out, it's because I brought it upon myself.
Saturday night we went out to a family birthday dinner which was fun, but it was also difficult to be around everyone enjoying wine, pasta, steak, mashed potatoes, sweet potato fries, etc. I ordered grilled salmon and a double side of steamed broccoli. Later we came back to the house to have birthday cake and ice cream. Let me just say... I LOVE ICE CREAM! I refuse to take a bite of anything off of my plan, but that doesn't mean I don't fantasize about sitting at a table eating the entire container. LOL. Instead, I drank my water, had some black coffee and I heated up my tilapia/green beans meal for "dessert."
The rest of the weekend I just chilled out and enjoyed doing absolutely NOTHING (anyone else besides me feel guilty not being productive?) which is always the best thing I can do for myself when I'm feeling burned out. I watched some tv, attacked a few home organizing projects and baked a fabulous protein treat that will soon be revealed (along with a few other very exciting announcements!!) in the next few weeks.