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Well, Well, Well... Day 2.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Got up a bit later than I wanted (6:35 instead of 6:15) but I couldn't fall asleep for anything last night! Tossed and turned and just couldn't get comfortable. I think it was the cup of coffee I had at work at 3:30ish? Could it be? I used to drink caffeine all day long-- diet sodas galore. I don't know, but whatever it was, definitely couldn't sleep.

I still made myself exercise. I had already decided that I was going to restart 30 day shred during my "at least 30 days get back to healthy makeover of my life", so I said, day 2 of this, I'm doing it! Well, lets say I didn't expect it to be as hard on me as it was. (cue: frustration and irritation for getting so out of shape, gaining all my weight back and just generally feeling crappy!) After the first circuit, my foot was killing me-- (after doing the Susan G Komen 60 miles in 3 days event, I ended up with plantar fasciitis) well-- I guess after my 2 miles yesterday morning and then the jumping jacks and jumping with the 30 day shred, my poor foot had just 'had it'-- well it was so excruciating I was honestly close to giving up. I tried stretching it again--then decided to take off my shoes-- massage my foot & stretch it out and proceed with no shoes-- and I had no more problems with my feet! Go figure?! I am so glad I didn't quit. I didn't give up and pushed through no matter how hard it got or how exhausted I got. I was pretty sweaty by the end. (note to self: do not give up on yourself ever again, do not let go of your athletic endurance! Build it back and maintain it!)

I felt kinda irritable at work today-- I'm thinking that it has something to do with restricting my calories too low and then the lack of sleep. I haven't done so well with managing my calories-- I need to add in some more foods I guess. I will figure it out.

I had a pretty calorie heavy dinner. I made homemade salsa to go with the quesadillas I made and then the DF decided to open tortilla chips (NOTE: TRIGGER!) I ate half a serving. I finished my seltzer water and avoided a binge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry. Pretty excited about this-- I have been eating so poorly that every success has to be celebrated!

I know this isn't going to be easy. If it was, everyone would do it. But it is certainly going to be worth it. I want to be healthy. I need it. I deserve it. We all do!

Thanks to all my Sparkfriends for your support during my ups/downs/sideways. It has meant so much!!!
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STRINGI719 5/8/2013 8:48AM

    It is AWESOME that you were able to control yourself. I don't have that kind of self control when goodies are around, so we just can't have them in the house. If it's not in the house, I can't eat it.

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IMREITE 5/8/2013 1:02AM

    30 day shred is not joke especially if you do it at full intensity it is not easy when you have pain to keep going. WAY TO GO on working around it.

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MELAMA210 5/7/2013 10:48PM

    that's awesome you did the Susan Koman walk! Good for you

And as for the rest of it, take it one day at a time, one meal at a time, whatever you need to do to get through the day making the best choices you can.

And you are right, you need to celebrate every success! Good for you!

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EDENFELL 5/7/2013 10:13PM

    WTG with not quitting..caffeine gives me insomnia as well. I used to be able to drink coffee non-stop as well but ever since I've cut down it affects me more. This is a good thing! emoticon emoticon

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MEADSBAY 5/7/2013 10:01PM

    Plantar fasciitis sux!
It can take forever to heal.
NO JUMPING!!!
I cannot drink coffee after 2 or so- although I can drink regular tea all day.
Now I even have to eat chocolate earlier in the day.
Maybe we get more sensitive to caffeine when we don't have as much?
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SWEETNEEY 5/7/2013 9:18PM

    on my bucket list is the Avon Walk for the Cure. I think that it's awesome you did it.

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