Sunday, June 28, 2009
Yesterday I party hardy, though with reasonable restraints. I ate well and enjoyed my red wine. I was well aware of what I was doing and there was no quilt. I was going to have a good time even if it meant adding a pound or two. But I didn't add any weight. But I also did not lose any weight. The old saying, "there will be days like this, my mama said" applies here.
I wrote on spartpage that I was going to make up for my partying by doubling my walk to 6 miles today. I went to my favorite place for walking which is a State Park that has a lake a path around the lake. Once around the lake it 3 miles. From the first step I took I was aware that I had six miles to go. As I walking my first 3 miles my mind was a battlefield of should I do six miles or should I stop at 3 miles. After all it is not like I gained any weight. Then I start to make deals with myself, like maybe I will do four miles instead off 6 miles. Then I viewed from a safety perspective. Six miles can lead to heat problems even if I have a bottle of water, my mind told me. Then I told myself but what about what I wrote on my sparkpage. I wrote that I am going to do six miles without any buts, or maybes. That when I noticed that I have already past my starting point and was working on my second time around the lake. Like of not I was way to six miles. The second time around was not bad at all though I was a little light headed at the completion. I quickly recovered from my light headedness.
I then went to my gym where I had a protein shake. As I was sitting sipping my shake I realized that I had not written my goal on my sparkpage that I probably would have giving into my thoughts.
That when I realized that I was not what I thought but rather I was what I wrote.
So my advised to the reader is write down what you want to do and then go out and do it. However, you must know your limits. I was walking 3 miles for about three weeks before jumping to 6 miles. I had some conditioning before I jumped to 6 miles.
Good luck in reaching your goals.