Monday, September 03, 2012
Had my "off" day yesterday according to my new carb cycling program. And I had planned for it all week.
I am a huge fan of Panera Bread's cobblestone roll with my breakfast. Mmm. Mmmm. So all week long when I thought of it I got to say, no, wait for Sunday. This happened about 3 times during the week. That shows what a problem this is. But, anyone can wait 6 days or less, right? I also wanted an oyster po' boy so since I had to work in the resort community where that restaurant is located, I figured that would be my dinner. And then, since it is the first of the month, that is also my ice cream treat, once a month. My plan. Because I can wait 30 days for ice cream. (Most of the time.)
So, Sunday arrived. I was off to Panera for my Sunday paper and breakfast before working at the pool. I ordered. I ate. I went to work.
After work I went and picked up my dinner, dropped off my timesheet, had a little conversation with my boss and headed home. So I had to re-heat the po boy. And the wings I got for an appetizer. Wrong sauce on the wings! Uggh. Not what you want when you have waited all week and now it is 6 days to next "off" day. The oyster po boy was awesome.
And then it hit me! I forgot, yes, I forgot, to have my cobblestone for breakfast! What? How did that happen??
Awesome really. I mean that means I am weaning off of it again. (I use to have them rarely and only half then.) I was actually very pleased with this.
So, as far as I was concerned, Sunday was a win. Probably a little too much food, but it was my first off day! And I won't have fried foods often because that frying, just gassed me up! I am pretty much eating clean and almost raw so the fried just puffed me up!
Today, I ate well--so glad I went right back on program--and I swam!! I SWAM again. I worked it out so I could do this between the thunder storms. It wasn't epic, 15 minutes of laps (Tabata style, one lap, 10 seconds rest) and then 10 minutes of deep water jogging, and then 20 minutes of just swimming and playing. Finished with 2 "laps" of walk forward, walk back, walk forward, walk back in the pool. It is amazing how that works your legs out.
I feel so strong now. So awesome. I feel right now like I can do anything! I have iced my shoulder and taken Ibuprofen. I am working on taking care of the shoulder pain I have had for 3 weeks.
The truth is. I feel like I have turned a major corner. I have a lot of work to do. I still need to work on my vision for my future as I take the pounds off, but I feel like I am now headed in the right direction. I need your support and encouragement. But I know that this has to be MY journey to begin with. It may have taken me a year to learn this, but I hope I don't forget. I am not my sister and my body will not respond or act like hers. I am not my trainers and the same goes.
I am me. I have to live with me. I have to put up with me. I can listen to other suggestions and thoughts, but what I choose to do in the end has to be for me.
I love feeling healthier! I am running to embrace it!