Turns out- VERY. I have been terrible the past 2 weeks with my nutrition. I have basically replaced empty carbs for my protein. Combine that with my not-so-great effort with workouts and I definitely am left with a set back in progress.
I feel lazier and slower. I feel sluggish most of the time. I am having a difficult time moving up in weight when lifting. For a little while eating healthy didn’t seem to make that much of a difference. But over the last couple weeks, it has become apparent to me that nutrition is super important when trying to reach a fitness goal.
So I need to get back on track. What worked well for me was when I was drinking a protein shake every day, and eating a salad with protein each afternoon. Then I ate whatever we made for dinner (which usually was really healthy and ALWAYS with protein). I always allowed myself a little sweets throughout the week (a cookie here, or a candy bar there) to help from binging on junk later. I think I’ll go back to this plan.
I’m going to try and get back on track and see if it helps again. I REALLY want to meet my pull up goal. It seems progress is about reflecting and adjusting….often.