By the end of last week, I was exhausted. I had no energy to do daily activities much less to run. My mom asked, “Are you sure you’re getting enough calories?” After being completely run down, I think she is right. I’m chasing 3 toddlers and nursing an 11 week old in addition to regular house activities and exercising. Simply eating 1200 calories per day isn’t enough. I also felt burnt out on exercising. That was probably a result of the food intake but… by Friday, I needed rest.
So, I weighed in for my weekly records but I didn’t post it on here. (For the record, I weighed 179 lbs. YES!) I didn’t post it because I felt like I was focusing too much on the weight loss (and doing it quickly!) and not enough on just trying to make myself more healthy. Should I have posted? Probably. However, I took the whole weekend off of exercising. I ate a little bit more calories and even included some nice red meat in the form of a roast. I watched my portion size and didn’t pig out. The result? I felt much improved by this morning. Success.
Note to self: The moral of this story is don’t rush the results. Support you and DS#3. Don’t push the exercising without taking a rest. You’re seeing results and the weight goal will happen in due time.