I missed a week of goal setting last week and even though I'm not feeling all that great at the moment (Crohn's-related issues, doctor later this week) I wanted to set a few goals to keep me on track until I am feeling better.
1. Do not get discouraged.
I don't talk much about how having Crohn's Disease
derails affects my life on this blog or in real life. But I'm not feeling very well this week and as a result I haven't felt like doing any exercising, walking included, since Saturday. I know it is not my fault. I know I am doing everything I can to feel better and get back to PRing my Fitbit stats and increasing my running distance. But while I'm out of commission I want to challenge myself to keep my eye on the end goal of losing weight and not worry too much about the minor setbacks on the way. Even if I can't workout this week, it doesn't mean that I will never be able to workout again, or that I will never reach my weight loss goals. It just means I'm having one bad week.
2. Stay on top of my calories.
I wrote yesterday about the calorie budget and this week it will be more important than ever for me to keep my eating under control. I won't be earning as many extra calories from exercise as I normally would, but that's okay. This just means that my meals will involve more fruits, veggies, and filling whole grains this week. I'm okay with that.
Rest is not a bad thing. Maybe my body is telling me I need to slow down a little. Get a little more sleep. Be a little less stressed. I'm going to do my best to relax and enjoy the week off. Hopefully I will be well enough to go back to my regularly scheduled workouts soon.