Figured we could list some obstacles and then encourage one another.
Here's my list:
1. Qdoba burritos. I pack my lunch for work daily, but if someone is making a Qdoba run I join in (typically once a week). I always eat the Chicken fajita burrito (930 calories!!!!)
2. Not living close enough to my gym. It used to take me two minutes to drive up the road, but I moved and now it's farther away.
3. Birthday celebrations at work. The gals in the office always bring in the best cake (with delicious buttercream frosting). There's always some leftover, and I typically eat a piece (or two) later in the week.
I think I'm having trouble with my will-power more than anything else.
Definately surprise celebrations at work - there seems to be a reason for cake and treats everyday, or a reason to have a drink after work. Plus I am really really busy right now so I am always too tired to cook healthy food when I get in - despite my best intentions in the morning! Still I make an effort to exercise 3 times a week to balance it out - or so I keep telling myself!
Now don't scoff but I swear in Minnesota we put on 5 lbs of winter fat for warmth and every autumn I start craving all these fattening comfort foods- it's like an ancestral drive of some kind to make meat, potatoes and gravy.....and then something like acorn squash with brown sugar. I think it's in my genes
My problem is I don't eat all day (usually) and then am STARVING come late afternoon/ evening. I just set myself up for failure. I didn't eat all day today until 3:30. But I watched myself and had some yogurt and a cereal bar and stopped at that (most days I indulge more). I am trying to break this cycle though because I know how bad it is.
#1. Laziness. I am always tired it seems, which I know is directly related to not exercising enough, but I still can't manage to get my fat rear end to the gym.
#2. Food. All kinds of food. Chips and salsa, any mexican food, chicken fried steak, chinese food, italian food, junk food, cookies, cake, you name it and I love it. I do really well for a few days and then blow it. I have no willpower with food. Its ridiculous.
i have no problem not eating something i've decided to ban. never a problem.
once i get in the gym, it's actually hard for me NOT to push myself.
but the only time i can go is in the morning, and once my alarm clock goes off, that drowsy state TOTALLY f*cks me over because it won't let me make the decision to get up! and the less i force myself to get up, the less i'm able to. it's a vicious cycle!