First Week Blues

The first week after you make a big lifestyle change is always the hardest.  I have been struggling with sugar cravings for the past few days.  I know that in a couple of weeks, if I just stick to my guns, I won't even think about sugar.  I just need to get through this first week.  My brother (who lives with me) isn't making it easy on me.  He just baked an apple-blackberry pie and is waving it in front of my face as we speak.  I know I have to stay committed and just push through this first phase.  I've been really good so far.

I did my first workout in a long time on Monday.  I went for a walk on Tuesday and then played tennis earlier today.  My goal is to burn 500 calories a day working out.  Right now I'm averaging about 250.  I am planning on taking it kind of easy on myself this week to start building my stamina back up.  I have overdone it in the past and injured myself, so I know I need to start slowly and work my way up.  I am also still recovering from a severe ankle sprain at the end of September, and I really don't want to reinjure that.

How is your week going?


  1. The first week is always the hardest, and I've been through many "first weeks". This week being my newest first week which is kicking my but!

    I wish you lots of luck on you first week and all those weeks after! :)

  2. Thanks, Megan Nicole! This is like my millionth "first week" too. It's gotta work one of these times, right? Keep up the good work, and next year at this time we'll both be on Week 53!! :)

  3. Persevere Lisa. In a few weeks you'll feel better and forget about sugar. It's usually harder when you start.

    I'm having issues with making the right dinner choices. Hopefully, I will do better next week.


  4. I agree with you, Enyonam! I know if I can make it through the first part, it will get so much easier. Fake it till you make it. Dinner is always the hardest for me too. I just have to make sure I don't let myself get too hungry before dinner. If I'm starving at dinnertime, I'm a lot more likely to make bad choices.