Accountability vs. balance
Thursday, June 26, 2014
I joined both the Biggest Loser summer challenge and the 5% summer challenge because I'm team oriented and the accountability will keep me motivated when/if my own goals get a little fuzzy or when/if I start self sabotaging.
However, when I redid my fitness and weight goals based on losing 5% of my current weight, my calorie range got reduced and I had to commit to some extremely aggressive fitness minutes each week. On Tuesday, when taking an evening walk, I noticed my heart rate seemed high for the exertion I perceived and I know this is a sign of needing a rest. Yesterday, I took a rest day and now I see I have a lot of catching up to do to meet my calorie burn and fitness minute goals.
In my true Type A kind of way, I'm feeling like I can't fall short. But the truth of the matter is: I'm already where I thought I'd be from a size standpoint by mid-July. I need to keep this in mind and not get too driven or impatient. That will become a prescription for failure. Also, I have other priorities and I need to keep everything in balance. I want a happy fulfilling life and the happier I am, the more likely I will be to stay slim and healthy.