Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Eight days till I take my trip to see my parents in Wisconsin. Iím hoping for some pretty leaves. Iíll be sure to include a photo or two if I can get some good shots.
For once, Iím not stressing about the food Iíll be exposed to there. I am in control of what I put in my mouth. No one is forcing me to eat useless calories. I will be able to stay in my calorie range. Iím really hopeful about that. I will not let myself eat out of stress or boredom. I will allow one day each week Iím there to have some extra calories in my day. Iíve decided that if I want to bake anything, I can make rice krispie bars, or angel food cake. These I know I wonít go crazy with. Nothing gooey and chocolatey, which I have a weakness for!
I know I can get some exercise. Iíll miss my new bike, but Dad has an elliptical, and I will bring my computer so I can do videos if I want.
Today is day 34 of my binge-free streak. Speaking of streaks, Iím having my longest streak in NOT getting ST twice per week! I really want to rectify that! It seems so easy to get it done once I set my timer and get down on the floor and do my 60 push-ups, which leads easily into my minute long plank, which leads to my bicycle crunches, bench dips, bicep curls with squats, and on it goes! I have no problem once I start my timer, but I resist doing this. I do not know what my block is. Sometimes, I use the excuse that I donít want to get all sweaty. That is actually my consistent excuse! Once I do it, I decide I want to do it again tomorrow. The next day I am sore, so I rationalize needing to let my muscles recover. The next day Iím sore still, so I remember hearing that itís ok to wait two days in between workouts (ST). But on the third day, I am no longer motivated. Then a week passes and I decide, I better get this week off to a good start! So Iím getting one good ST workout a week. I do have a long streak doing that, but I donít track once a week streaks of ST.
Some people schedule their workouts as appointments they must keep with themselves. Iíve never tried this; I like to wing it. I know, thatís probably my problem! I just need to get serious about this. My main motivation for ST is to strengthen myself to arm against osteoporosis. What motivates you to keep up with your ST workouts?