Thursday, May 03, 2012
Yesterday, I let everything kind of slide. By "everything," I mean I ate more calories than my goal, I didn't drink enough water, and I didn't do any cardio (OK, confession - cardio slides off the radar pretty regularly, unfortunately).
I started to beat myself up. My goals aren't unrealistic, the methods to get to them are certainly doable. Drink the water!
But then I stopped and remembered the promise I made myself when I decided to get back on the wagon, so to speak - this time out, I wasn't going to worry about getting the goal EVERY day. This time out, I was going to look at what I did better, track my eating habits and exercise habits, and observe the situation rather than attempt at One-Size-Fits-Every-Day solution.
Yesterday I had a great time with an old friend. I didn't get the cheesecake slice at B&N Cafe, even though I had a coupon for a free one. I ordered my veggie burger without a bun (they gave me salad - which I hate - instead of fries b/c they made assumptions, but I decided to be OK with that ;)). We managed to walk the Target about 15 minutes longer than we should have, simply b/c we kept on forgetting what we were looking for, we were having so much fun just hanging out.
I came home and ran to get paperwork for the Hurricane's evaluation on Monday, then actually read a few pages in a new library book.
The biggest obstacle is me - my daily life (and personality) is too quirky for hard and fast rules. That's when I choose to opt-out. Guidelines are the key - then I just have to let the habits build rather than forcing them into the hole that I feel fits.
Wow. Way to many mixed metaphors....