Thursday, March 12, 2009
Things are going well - training hard & sticking to my daily menu plans. I have just had a lack of time to get my training posted here as I was. I have had different thoughts running around inmy head & thought about how my mindset will make or break my successs, in all things.
There’s no question that my success or failure begins in my head. I have excelled, feeling positive & focused on my plan of attack & the goal I’m working toward, and I have also veered off course because I’ve let my thoughts get all fuzzy & doubtful . I know I get over analytical & then I get confused & I’ve let that get in my way. I can be confident in my plan of attack, believing I know what I’m doing, & then read something & then think I don’t know anything. Like Don Henley sang, “the more I know, the less I understand”. This is me at times.
I feel unable to get back to K.I.S.S (keep it simple stupid). When I started my health & fitness journey last year, I learned about clean eating. I didn’t count calories. I simply followed what Tosca Reno said to do. And I lost weight. That was KISS. Then I bought a HRM for my workouts so I could monitor my stats & see how many calories I was burning. Then I started logging my food to get the best macro nutrient ratios & calorie counts for me. I look back now & it’s been a solid 9 months I’ve been consumed w/ these different numbers that I track & log & go nuts with. Will I always have to monitor my calories & macros closely or will I be able to learn a clean way of eating that is healthy for me & allow me to maintain weight once I lose my excess fat? And should I even bother caring about the # of calories that I burn when I’m in the gym? I don’t think it needs to be as complicated as I can make it.
I just needed to get that out because I wonder if others struggle w/ the same mess.