Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Here I am at the end of my day, day 3 if you want to be official, but day 2 for what really matters. I started off Sunday not so great, but Monday was awesome! I was able to do what I wanted to do and make it work for me!
Today, today was one of those days that everything seemed to frustrate me, not sure what it was. Between my family, my husband, my co-workers, everything was just getting to me. I was more then ready to leave work less then 2 hours into it. Usually....at this point in a day like this....I'm ready to stuff my face with whatever 'snacks' I can find at my desk. Thankfully, I don't carry cash on me, so I can't raid the vending machines. I felt the stress creeping up on me this morning, and I swear, my stomach was screaming at me to eat all the little sweets I could find! BUT....let me say, I'm quite proud of myself.....I ate NOTHING!! Victory dance for me! I filled up even more on my water and kept my head held high and moved forward. Lisa: 1, Stress and Sugar: 0!
I made it to the gym tonight, which is a normal Tuesday night for me. I did the treadmill for almost an hour and a half. I don't know what it is when get on the treadmill, but my mind drifts away to places I normally don't have time to think about. I don't run, I only walk. I know running is good for you, but since I've had 3 knee surgeries in the past few years, I'm not confident in myself to run. Plus, growing up, I was always made fun of when I ran because I have 'knobby' knees. I guess being made fun of when you are little sticks with you for a lifetime. I did pretty good though with my walk, I was able to keep the faster pace up a little longer this time and I kept the incline up a little more as well. Everyday time I go, my goal is to make those moments longer and longer.
By the time I was done on the treadmill, I was so tired that I didn't do weights. I usually focus on them on the weekends anyway. I made it home in time to shower and enjoy a chicken salad for dinner. But, I'm sitting here now realizing the time and how tired I am and getting more frustrated. I had things I wanted to get done tonight, I have a dog sitting at the door wanting to be walked and papers that need to be gone through. I swear, there is never enough time in the days that I go to the gym to do anything else but work and gym. I try not to let it get to me, but it does sometimes. I know it's worth it, but in moments like tonight, I keep telling myself, I can't get so 'lost in thought' on the treadmill and cut my time down. But, if I do that, then I feel like I'm cheating myself. I think it's a battle I will always have.
My eating was great today, I stayed away from all Easter Candy, and all candy in general. I must say, I'm on a great streak so far! I'm a little worried though, Thursday is 'Birthday Treat Day' for the month at work and there's always soooo many good things. I'm not sure how I'm going to handle this one!
My goal is blog 4-5 times a week, we'll see how it goes. I'm on my 2nd for the week.
My dog is calling for the walk and my bed is reaching out to me. Good Night!!