Lessons to be learnt from a bad weekend
Saturday, March 24, 2012
I am having a pretty good weekend so far this week. I have stuck to my calorie range and have still some to have a treat – I am going to a friend’s house so I can have something small.
I have done my three mile walk in forty five minutes despite feeling a bit sore as I have done a lot of exercise this week.
I broke ligaments in my ankle and a bone in my leg two years ago and my ankle can still get sore if I do too much (any suggestions on how to improve this would be appreciated). I am hoping that the more exercise I do the better it will get.
I am not writing all this to brag about how good I have been today – rather I am trying to figure out why I can do good this weekend and last weekend I put on 2lbs over the weekend. (If I don’t learn from it then it really was a failure!)
This is what I have done differently today
1. I made time for my usual healthy breakfast instead of making do with a slice of toast and tea.
2. I made sure I drank water all day – I am convinced that for me this one is hugely important. I feel so much better when I drink a lot. I definitely retain water when I don’t drink enough of it!! Funny that!
3. I made time for my 10 minute walk – which turned into forty five minutes.
I believe that these three simple steps have prevented me from falling off the wagon again this weekend.
I must read it tomorrow and every Friday night (until I learn) to keep me from sabotaging my week day efforts every weekend.
Hope everyone is having a good weekend. Remember we do not need excess food to enjoy ourselves.
And we don’t deserve to overindulge – we deserve to live as healthy a life as we possibly can!!