Tuesday, January 29, 2013
That has been running through my mind all day when I thought of the gym. "I don't wanna!"... like my 4 year old tells me about eating her vegetables.
Have you had those days? When you just don't WANT to eat well or go to the gym? Yeah... me to.
Yesterday and today have been very stressful work days for me. Yesterday my calories were about 250 higher than I like, and I think I probably was eating a bit more for energy (they were very healthy calories). Today I did the opposite... DIDN'T eat (due to time) until my pounding headache forced me to go to McDonalds and get a grilled chicken sandwich (no mayo, no cheese, add bbq sauce). And all I could think today was about the need to go to the gym... and the fact that I just didn't want to.
What I DID want to do was end my day early, go home, ignore my responsibilities and curl up with a good book. Haha... like that would happen! No worries... I worked in a full 30 minutes of cardio at the gym, and a good strength training session. Then I went home, did some more work, and just ate dinner.
And you know what? I feel so much better AFTER the gym than I did before! My headache is reduced (may be due to food and water as well). My stress was relieved a tiny bit in a healthy way. The back pain from sitting so much is gone. And I'm proud of myself for meeting my goal.
I know I've had countless "I don't wanna!" days. But you know what? I've never had a single time that I've said, "Boy, I sure regret that workout!" Nope. Never. I always feel better, if only emotionally. I have, however, had many days when I laid in bed at night regretting NOT getting in a work out, or regretting the foods I'd eaten that day.
Just my thoughts for the day.
Oh... and I got a call from the surgeon's office. Insurance wants 4-6 months of documented treatment before they will approve surgery. So I'm gathering old records to see if it's been mentioned. Otherwise.... guess I'll be losing some more weight before the pannectomy! Either way, it's in God's hands.