I've always had a problem keeping a consistent journal. My mother always tried to get us to keep good journals growing up. I would last a couple of weeks, or a couple of months and then I'd fizzle out.
It's been a couple weeks since I posted. I've been working on a couple other projects: personal website, getting ready for baby #2, me, etc. I've still been pretty active in they gym, and have been learning a lot about my personal fitness limits, needs, etc. Here's a recap of what I've learned over the last couple of weeks.
Consistency is key:
I feel my body getting stronger and stronger. I don't find that I've been focusing on strength, and or lifting more weights consciously, I credit it to being consistent. I've been in the gym or doing workouts about 4-5 times a week for the last 6 months. I credit the strength I'm feeling to consistency.
Change in diet comes in small steps:
At the beginning of the year, I told myself that I need to make a drastic change in how I ate. I would do well for a few days, than crash completely. I'd get back on, then get back off, then get back on, then get back off. Recently, I've begun to learn that diet change comes in small steps. I look at my diet now and I know where I'm strong and where I'm not. If I try to tackle the entire thing in one swoop...I'll fall and fail. I've come a long way: my breakfast and lunch meals are far more healthy and consistent than they used to be. Now I've just got to work on dinner and snacking. I'll get there eventually, but it won't come overnight for me.
Man it feels good to sweat:
I've done some great workouts with my buddies recently that have just left me dripping in sweat. It's a wonderful feeling.
I've also done a few great workouts recently. I'll post some of my favorite from this last month in another post.