So going into Week two of “Re-commitment” I was not doing so well. Impressively I did OK keeping my calories in control on a Saturday, but then Sunday and Monday I crept back into the “2300 daily calorie intake” zone where I unfortunately have become so comfortable!
I managed to fix this on Tuesday even with having eaten an unexpected fast food lunch AND pizza for dinner…and kept up with this better progress on Wednesday, but then Thursday I went to a retirement party for a Co-worker, ate a Fried food lunch Friday, drank soda a couple times, and Saturday celebrated my wedding anniversary complete with dinner, dessert, alcohol and late night snacking.
I started to wonder, after this weekend, do I need to re-commit to my re-commitment????
Exercise habits lapsed too toward the end of the week. I had to work HARD to manage some stress, which probably ate up all the time I could have spent PLANNING better. There were an unusually high number of factors of influence beyond my control, In a lot of ways I felt like the week just wasn’t “mine.”
I got very discouraged while feeling physically unhealthy from poor decisions, time passing too fast, and just overall stressed. So in posting this blog I am trying to make peace with it. Here are the GOOD things I managed to do—
Personal record—consumed my highest ever amount of water in one day!
Practiced “Avoiding” stress as I have recently learned to do. My plan didn’t go perfectly and some of the stress was unavoidable…but it was very important to stand up for myself and I am proud to have done it.
Took some time for myself to take a great walk on Friday. Even though I couldn’t finish the week strong at work, I finished it very strongly at home.
Over the weekend I worked on things around the house that I had been meaning to accomplish for MONTHS! Some of it was at a cost of exercise on some days, but I still met one of my basic goals for the week.
If I could go back to last week and make one key realization, it would have been to look toward the closest day when I knew things WOULD finally settle. I guess I couldn’t have known that it would be today…but lessoned learned.
If I can’t see a day where things will settle, then it has seriously become time to PLAN to make it happen.
Thanks for reading! I hope I have better things to write about here in this next week where I am now.