Wednesday, December 07, 2011
I'm pretty sure there hasn't been a lot of change on the scales yet.
(I didn't check this Monday as I had a migraine and thought that was enough pain for the day
I have my fair share of days where I just scrape by with the mere 10min minimum.
But I'm still going! 'All of nothing girl' ™ (MOSTMOM1) is being ignored on a daily basis!
Take this weekend.
Usually it would've triggered All or Nothing Girl ™ to tell me I'm a loser who should just give up. I went to a two day conference and it was *exhausting*. No one here quite gets how tiring it is to listen to hours and hours of lectures in a second language. But not only that but I had some early mornings (5:30am...) where I would try and squeeze in a short workout before glamming myself up for the day. Getting the right nutrition for such a day is *hard*, especially when lunch is provided and dinner is something you grab on the way home. Trying to keep awake during the afternoon I couldn't help but pop a few caramels... Obviously I need to be more organised! I felt bloated (fat) all weekend. Boo.
Still...I think it's pretty awesome that I gave up half an hour of sleep to get in my workout before the day starts. I might have been feeling bloated and fat (PMS+ strange stomach problems lately) but I was wohoo-ing ...albeit quietly... and I could feel All or Nothing Girl™ glaring at me from a distance. Hopefully she will disappear altogether one day.
Then came the Monday and Tuesday from hell. A seemingly never ending migraine that responded neither to expensive prescribed migraine medicine, strong pain killers from home (didn't work but gave me a short buzz hah) or the shiatsu massage my sweet hub gave to me three times over the course of those two days. I woke up this morning still hurting so I went back to sleep until 11:30!! and woke up pain free but exhausted.
But y'know, I got through my streak!!!
Monday: 10min of gentle pilates (and thought I was going to die)
Tuesday: 5min on the bike + 5 min pilates (same as above)
I sure I didn't burn many calories and it hasn't pushed me further along to my goal weight - but I *didn't give up*. I didn't listen to that mean old cow All or Nothing Girl™ .
If I had given in to the mean cow over the weekend or when I was sick, today I would feel disappointed and defeated. But no, I survived and I can keep going. There is no end to my post-its. This streak has no ending point. It's my life and along the way I will reach my goal. That, is a certainty.