Monday, March 11, 2013
But still on track! I caught a nasty upper respiratory virus from my babies...feeling pretty crummy since Friday. Happy to say I didn't let this interrupt my progress or derail me! I did all my strength training sessions, as scheduled, cardio wasn't as intense,because it's hard to breathe, but I moved....evenSunday when I really was at my worst I went out for walk not really pushing it, but I moved, so I'm happy with that! I'm still #streakintospring-ing and I think that's great under the circumstances...
Today was my first softball umpiring of the season. It felt so great to have my "baggy" pants during the game. I had to adjust everything to make it smaller, and it felt great! Thankfully, it was a beautiful day, and my cold cooperated by not making me need to blow my nose during the game!
I'm excited for the season to start because now my general activity, outside the gym, will pick up exponentially! That should really translate to more pounds lost. Part of how I gained weight back was doing my umpiring. I would stop and get a Monster (no calorie) drink and an energy bar: sometimes I'd get two so I had one for the ride home.
I'd convince myself I needed the energy I'd get from them...jokes on me, even though I knew what I was doing, I made myself believe it was ok. Since my games usually begin at 3:45 and don't finish until about 5:45, I do need something to eat either before or after my game. So I planned ahead and brought a sliced apple and 2 tablespoons of simply jiff peanut butter and I ate it after the game. It was a perfect snack and I'm glad I made that healthy choice!
Umpire season presents many challenges, but I feel like I've learned from past mistakes, and that I will be able to make better choices to deal with the challenges.
I'm so glad I've found my way back!