Thursday, August 09, 2012
I am looking at my calendar on the wall at home, and realizing it's really REALLY bare. I was away on a road trip, and that made things hard. I drove every day for 4 days straight. 10 hours, 6 hours, 7 hours, then finally 7 hours home again. I don't regret it, but I needed to make some adjustments. I had to adjust when I ate, and what. I didn't eat junk, but I was definitely off my cleansing diet. It's almost impossible to do while on the road like I was. But I did make healthy food choices. Eggs. Fruit. Salads. Grilled chicken. Overall it was okay.
But now I'm looking at a blank calendar. I am adding stickers for when I workout. Yes, I went running once on the trip. It was a short run - just over a mile. I didn't push too hard, knowing how difficult a day it would be and that I'd have to drive through the mountains again. I love doing that, but not when I'm tired. Then it's just plain dangerous.
I also had to say good bye to a friend of the family. A good friend of my mothers is dying. We will not see her again. Not even sure we will be able to go out for her funeral. It's not good. It was so hard to see her like that.
Anyhow, long story short, I didn't get in much fitness. I've been home now since late Sunday evening. I still haven't gone running. I had every excuse you could think of, but the reality was it wasn't enough of a priority for me.
This morning I was up early enough to get some running in. But I still didn't go.
I know what's going on. It happens to me over and over. I get out of the habit so easily, and then fight tooth and nail to get back into it. But I'm not fighting yet.
I need to light a fire under my butt today. It's overcast, so I can go running tonight after work. It won't be too hot. Yes, I have peaches to can. But I can't let that stop me. Canning has stopped me for the past 3 days. I have the canning process down pat. Now I can run, then can afterwards. I will still be able to get it all done before I need to go to bed.
No excuses. Only action.
I know I will not be able to pick up where I left off - heck in reality, I've only had a couple of light workouts in the last two weeks. But I can't let that stop me. I need to get out there and try. If I have to fold it in early tonight, okay. But not tomorrow. I only allow myself one "easy" day to get back into it all.
I need to make my fitness and weight loss a priority.
No, I didn't gain a bunch of weight in the last two weeks. In fact, I've maintained. The scale is at about 225. That's a little up, but not too bad.
Now time for me to get it down below 220.
I also need to get back on the cleansing diet. I had cheese, and way too much sugar yesterday. For me, any sugar is too much, but I went way WAY over. I have all this canned fruit. Today in my lunch, I have some canned fruit with me for my sweet. I'm looking forward to it.
So today - NO SUGAR. PERIOD. And get out there and run.
Tomorrow - Cleansing diet. 100% on track with it. No excuses. And run a full workout.
That's all there is to it. I'm allowing baby steps - today and into tomorrow. But by the end of the day tomorrow, I will be back on track.
I just hope I don't scare Lee off permanently tonight. I HATE the way I am after sugar. I really need to plan better so that I don't binge like this.