Friday, January 11, 2013
And a productive one at that.
I spent the morning and early afternoon taking care of online things. I finished my daily challenge for today, then did some blog updating, updating some things on SparkPeople and some Facebook things that I wanted to get done. It took longer than I'd expected, but I was able to check off a lot of things from my soft schedule for today. If I'd quit there, I'd have felt pretty good, even without exercise.
But I didn't quite there. Nope. As soon as I finished my online things, I pulled up my exercises for today and did 35 minutes of strength training. May I say that my arms and abs are killing me? I probably could have quit there. After all, my ankle is still healing from the fall. But I'm trying to make my watch word of 2013 be Focus. And focusing on what I needed to get done was on the list.
For about 2 hours, maybe a little more, I cleaned the kitchen. I moved appliances. I scrubbed counters. I put away dishes from the dishwasher, filled it up and ran it and washed whatever wouldn't fit by hand. I climbed on my step stool to put things away I couldn't reach. Tooting my own horn, I kicked ASS. And I feel good about it.
Yes, I'm hurting. My whole body is aching, honestly. And I just polished off 32 ounces of water fairly quickly, so I've also got the hiccups. But I got done what I needed to get done and I can't complain about that.
My only failure today involved eating. Breakfast was a triple chocolate chip cookie and a serving of chickadees (Target's version of goldfish). Lunch was non-existent. Dinner hasn't happened yet because, honestly, I'm too tired to make it so I'm waiting until Rich comes home to cook. (I know, I should feel guilty asking him to cook after he worked all day and tutored tonight, but I'm not sure if I could lift my hands enough to make anything.) Tomorrow is a new day for eating, though. We're also going to be shopping tomorrow, so I can make sure I have the things in the house that will make for easy meals.
2013 will be the year everything changes. I feel it in my bones.