Sunday, September 29, 2013
My blog entry title is how I feel today! I got up, got a coffee, saw the couch and blah splat! Then I thought I'd best work out a bit more about SP and I blah splat on the chair in front of the computer. After a bit of a play in SP I thought that's it, I'm going to do 2kms on that treadmill and I went into the bedroom and sat on the bed to put my socks on and blah splat - I thought a quick lie down while I'm here won't hurt! LOL
After about 10 mins I forced myself up - turned the kettle on to make a dandelion tea and thought I'd best blog now and blah splat! In front of the computer again.
Unless something miraculously changes in the hemisphere, it is not going to be my day to shine today! Good thing I have no major commitments. The fact that we are in overcast weather with possible rain until mid week (I need my steamy hot sunshine!) and the fact that I gained 0.7kg overnight does not help matters. Even the dogs are blah splatting and not moving in any hurry!
So with the weight gain my immediate problem and my weight loss track record bubble bursting, I crawled all over and analysed my SP stats which really I don't have much of a clue about anyway LOL. What I didn't realise was that I failed my exercise for the week - there were actually 4 days in a row that I did no exercise - did I forget to log?? I don't recall. I knew there were some days, but 4 of them?? Oh dear. It felt like I have been so busy doing all the right things - eating, exercising, staying positive, blogging, encouraging others..... etc. etc.
So re-focus time - I need to get back to being really good at a few things and doing the best I can at the rest - I can't do everything perfectly.
So my exercise area needs improving and my goal of 30 mins a day / 5 days a week needs to be achieved........starting tomorrow! haha
Secondly I need to improve my area of nutrition - I'm struggling a bit to meet the recommended guidelines in my protein and fat sections. Last night I had to add egg, salmon and cottage cheese to dinner to meet the requirements which then pushed me over my calorie count slightly. And I didn't even want to eat them, but I wanted to ensure I was meeting the minimum dietary requirements, so it was a catch 22 situation. I'm really learning a lot by looking at each food item and seeing how much protein and fat components the food holds - I am gaining some very interesting knowledge throughout this process. Last night I even added a tbsp of butter to my vegetables so I could meet my fat requirement - all the while I'm thinking 'how can this be a healthy move!?'.
So this morning I've done a bit of playing around in the food chart and I've found the solution to that problem - avocado's and nuts! A great source of good fat!
So with all that said, I am now like a child, wide eyed and wondering what I could possibly come to learn next about this amazing area of nutrition and fitness.....
I have re-set my tracker so that it recognises the weight gain and now I need to fight back and regain my weight loss because there is no way in this world I am going back to that person I was when I started - I've come too far for that now.
I'm not sure what the rest of my day will bring - more blah splats I imagine!
Have a great day everyone and if you feel like I do today then don't be too hard on yourself - there's always tomorrow, the day after, and the lifetime ahead to continue to get things right so long as you continue to move in a forward direction and make learning one of your daily goals to achieve - that's all that matters in the long run!
PS I've just read the SP article 'stop dieting and start living!' This pretty much sums it up for me, I'm definitely still in diet mode and not lifestyle mode yet, but I'm learning.