Monday, September 03, 2012
The tell-tale signs of impending doom have reared their ugly heads. First, it was the lack of sleep, followed closely by skipping early AM workouts. A few weeks later I skipped a weigh-in and slowly started to let crappy foods back into my diet. This has been my pattern the last two years, in the fall. Once I skip weigh-ins I am in full blown denial. So, when it happened, alarms sounded and I responded by getting back onto SP to Track, Track Traaaaaaaack!!!!!
On the bright side, I have been taking my big ol' jug of water to work and getting it down most days. Since I get to work an hour before school starts, a friend comes into my room every AM to do planks and push-ups for two minutes. Hey, I never thought I'd see the day that I worked out 2 minutes rather than 2 hours! I guess that's another positive...breaking that all or nothing pattern.
I had to make myself get on the scale today and was so relieved I nearly cried when it didn't go up! That was all the motivation I needed to get back with the program rather than give in to the demands of life again. After all, it appears that so far this year everyone is healthy, no one is dying and I only have to take care of my kids. So really, if I could just get to bed at a decent time, working out in the AM could once again become my reality.
A little bit of fall weather would help too. This heat is unbearable and I'm a summer person. 100+ degrees in September? Are you kidding me?
Speaking of weather...it is so dry here that we lost a tree, the grass is dead, our basketball hoop (burried 4ft.!) and mailbox are leaning from the enormous cracks in the ground. Our driveway has developed a crevasse so wide that my daughter is afraid it will swallow her up!
Thanks for listening and for all of the motivation you give me with your perseverance and positive vibes!