Friday, August 10, 2012
First the scale broke. then my sleep became more often interrupted. then my relief worker didn't show up on time... ever. the list goes on.
I took a step back, probably more than I needed to.
By the time I bought another scale, I had stopped doing the more intense workouts I used to do, stopped drinking all 64oz of water a day, and relaxed on the diet. Wrong ideas.....By the time I bought a new scale, I had gained a few pounds. the old clothes still fit, but not as loosely. I still had energy, but felt more drained by the frustration of having my daily schedule changed for me and leaving me to exercise after 1am, or not at all. What to do?
to paraphrase an old popular song: change change change
I changed my attitude: I can find some time, any time...and even if it is after 1am, I can set a minimum of at least 10 min!"tes (and still meet that "at least 10 minutes a day" goal). I got back to watching what I ate and filling those water bottles again, with the goal to empty them by the end of the day. Don't give up, just pick up and keep moving. Kind of reminds me of my experience was going to a memorial site: we were all huddled and guided along like cattle down a chute, with occasional security waving us along faster saying "keep moving ! keep moving!" until the path opened up to our goal.
I can change my plan: I can find other thingsto do..... park a little further away, wear the pedometer, stretch and be inefficient with multitasking when it came to running down to the basement for supplies or laundry so I had to run up and down the stairs a few more times.
I can change my schedule (again): use the little spots of time as they appear to jump on the elliptical even for 5 minutes before jumping off to tend to things again, find ways to get the exercise done before 1 am and leave other things I am not too tired to do for after exercise. In other words, make use of the time when it appears. this is probably only another phase, and I will need to change again when it passes.
I don't need to vary my workout, it tends to vary itself for me!