I’ve been blogging a lot about how i lost weight in the last 10-12 months. But as I was going about my 5km jog, i decided to blog something different…blog about the times, where i let myself succumb to temptations.
Sunday 5 May – 53km cycle
Monday 6 May – 5km run
So, on the backdrop of yesterday’s 53km cycle and today’s 5km run, i did succumb to temptation. I guess most people will usually blog/write/instagram about the good times, and less of the bad times, but having bad times, is really normal. We’re not perfect, we’re humans after all.
As I am religiously doing my workouts and runs, but there are days that I give in to temptation. So, what temptations?
Last night, dinner was Nandos, and the fiance and I indulged in a set for 2. the roast chicken, wedges and rice. Not to mention ice lemon tea x 2. Number of calories? I think 700 – 1000 kcals? for 1 meal, and dinner, nonetheless. Today’s lunch? Personal pan pizza – turkey and shrooms, with stuffed crust. All because i was working on a paper and i was lazy to go out to get lunch. 750 kcals? Yes, sinful, i know, but they are really yummy!
There are times that I just can’t stick to a clean diet 24/7. sometimes, i give myself a treat, sometimes i let myself go (a bit too far for yesterday and today, i admit). sometimes i put in less effort than expected. just last week, i had 1 session of workout which i knew i only put in 70% effort. The thing is, weight loss is a process. Crash diets and extreme exercises don’t work because very soon you lose motivation.
One of the foremost reasons that i’ve gone so far in my weight loss journey, is sustaining that motivation.
Sometimes, you need to give yourself a break, and not be so hard on yourself. For the 1 hour of kick-ass exercise you did, reward yourself with something small. For me, it’s a cup of KFC lipton ice-lemon tea (i find that it’s not so sweet compared to a lot of other ice-lemon-teas in the market) or perhaps a small cup of ice-cream. yup, after all those workouts, i’m pretty sure there’s 100-150 kcals for you to spare on some days to reward yourself. Yes, it is a little disappointing sometimes that you know you could have lost more weight had you not indulge. But losing weight is not a sprint race, it’s about making it a lifestyle. Making the changes that you will sustain over long periods of time. Making the changes so that the little or large indulgences here and there, will only spur you on, keep you going.
So the bottom line is, we are all humans, beyond all the positive posts about weight loss, fat loss and all that I have written about, i do have those ‘not s0 positive’ moments.
Just remember to be hard on yourself, but don’t be too hard on yourself.