I gave myself some slack this week to deal with things going on outside of Megan 2.0. The scale will probably me angry with me, but I feel like I'm really going to be prepared to give it my all next week!
I know what happened to me earlier in the year when I didn't take breaks and allowed myself to take on too much... Let's just say it wasn't pretty.
In fact, you know what? I'm going to put it out there as it's now behind me. Early this summer I started suffering from panic attacks and anxiety. I'm pretty sure part of it was just putting too much on myself and consuming my brain in an all-or-nothing approach to weight-loss, where I felt like a failure if I was FIVE calories over for the day. I sweated all the small stuff.
That was actually the reason why I was so quiet during July and most of August. I had to get my head in a good place and get back the mental strength I needed to continue.
Now, while I will push myself, I will not push myself TOO hard to where I endanger my emotional wellness.
This week I had so much going on that stressing about the small things was NOT a healthy option for me. I know how easily I can over-stress things and for me I really need to prioritize. It's something that I am learning to do on this journey. Also, I was aware that I would have more knowledge on said stressful situation by this coming week. This resulted in my time-frame (7 days) where I would focus on more important things than losing pounds (yes they do exist).
I'm already feeling much better and I'm looking forward to bringing my A-Game next week and making some progress... or... at least make-up for this week.
So like Bob says up top, I fully intend to "Stand up and finish what I started".