Daily Blog 09-22-11 self control and willpower
Thursday, September 22, 2011
This made me smile today bc it is so true!
So this week's MAJOR challenge is that I have been with out a car since last friday night! :/ luckily the fiance (hehe I love calling him that now!) and I can carpool to work but it means I can't go to bootcamp in the mornings. I have been going to the gym but bc I have to drop him off at work prior I only get 20 minutes in vs the 45 I get with bootcamp. Workouts are ok but don't burn as many calories as my bootcamp ones do. I also think starting next week I am going to add back in some spin and kickboxing...it will REALLY make my schedule tight BUT I think a)I need a change up and b)I need to get the heart rate up to the high end of the zone much more! Speaking of heart rate my HRM is DOA :( the strap even with a new battery won't work. It's 3 years old and I'm going to see if REI will exchange it for me. I could send it back to polar but I just sent it back a few months ago - they keep it for 2 weeks and it costs me $30-50. This happens 1-2x per year...I think it might be time to get a new one. I don't want to - but not having one is driving me nutzo!
The other challenge is that I am on-call for work from yesterday until 1 week from next monday...I am covering for another tech so that he can cover my honeymoon(!) in march...but it hinders my workouts a bit bc if I get a call I have to fix something - it makes taking classes hard and running long distances impossible! I'm hoping to get in 4 or 5 miles tonight without a call but we'll see I can't be more than 15 minutes away from my house and I hate running in circles!
Eating - is not good this week- I have tracked it all so I know. The kicker is that I should be healthy...have all the tools to be healthy and then I CHOOSE to eat crap...like the stupid chocolate sitting on the coworkers desk behind me. I TRIED to be good by taking a couple pieces and putting them in my drawer so I could eat them when I had calories for them - but then I got stressed and the hand went in the drawer and then I got more to eat from his desk. So I eliminated my yogurt and my protein shake...and had chocolate for breakfast - STUPID! I haven't said no to temptation at work yet this week (well except for today after I ate a half bagel I said no to a donut - should have said no to both I didn't need them!) I have 170 days to get this body in great form for MY wedding and I chose to eat chocolate for breakfast! I need an electric shock collar or something that will zap me when I make bad decisions. Wouldn't that be a nice tool? why hasn't someone invented that yet? You get a nice little zap if you reach for crap food...and a harder one if you actually eat it! lol I'm totally going to invent that!
My goal for this next week: utilize self control - find my willpower!
Almost friday...come on weekend!