I wasn't looking forward to today. I knew it wasn't going to be awesome. I didn't realize it was going to be this bad though. Needless to say, I'm not feeling very good about myself or my "progress" right now.
This fit test is a testament to how much diet effects progress. I didn't change my workout routine or the level of effort I put into my workouts over the course of the last 15 days, but I ate like poop. I kept making excuses like "it's my brother's birthday party", "it's my sister-in-law's baby shower", "it's a wedding party", etc. Justifying to myself why I should just eat whatever I wanted and not worry about the consequences. I've had more cake in the last 15 days than I have in the last 6 months. And soda. And candy.
I started tracking my diet on MyFitnessPal and immediately started screwing it all up. I'd track breakfast and lunch, then stop tracking because I'd start snacking and by dinner I'd pretty much given up on eating consciously. Not to mention I ran out of my FUEL and have been having major cravings for everything. I'd grown cocky and complacent, despite my intent to "buckle down" for the last month of this challenge, I threw all my progress out the window in a matter of days.
I wasn't able to do my fit test until nearly midnight (finished at 11:57 pm) and I was surprised by my results. I expected them to be miserable, but they weren't. I am getting stronger, I'm just not doing a great job at keeping up with my diet.
So what is my plan for the next 15 days? The last 15 days of this challenge? Get my diet straight. get back on track and stop letting myself off the hook by making excuses for eating like poop. I included the link to my profile on MyFitnessPal. Feel free to add me if you have an account. Help keep me honest :) I will get back on track and ideally back below 165/body fat below 30% by the end of this thing.