Routines

Keeping track of my food intake isn’t that big of a deal, whether it’s a week day or a weekend. But the amount of food I’m tracking does definitely increase.

This weekend has been the first since I’ve started tracking my food and exercise again, and it’s been a challenge. Not having a normal routine for the weekends causes me to eat more out of boredom, work out less, and be less active in general.

The problem is that one of the things I love so much about my weekends is the break from routine. There are still things that I do every weekend, like grocery shop and do laundry, but there’s also a lot of down time, which I spend eating.

The good news is, what I’m eating is generally healthier for me than what I’ve been eating in the past. The chips have gone away and I’m eating a lot more fruit and veggies.

I’m also working on getting a room cleaned out so that I can set up my yoga mat, dumbbells, and my workout videos. Having all of that out of the main living areas will make me more likely to use it because I won’t be worried about my boyfriend going in and out of the room and moving around me. And this weekend I made some good progress on getting that room cleared and pretty soon I can get the TV set up.

So, this weekend was tough, and I didn’t do as well as I had hoped, but it’s only going to get better from here. Progress is slow, but it’s supposed to be. The trick is sticking with it, and I really think I can do that. I’ll probably trip a little along the way, but navigating the challenges – like lack of routine – and overcoming them rather than letting them derail me is going to make all the difference.

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