Bad Day Followed by a Pleasant Surprise!
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
So, yesterday wasn't such a great day either. Monday was fantastic, but yesterday I woke up in the weirdest mood. I woke up crying, which isn't like me despite what's been going on at home. My resting heart rate was 75 bpm, also unusual. So I knew it would be a rough day. I also didn't have the energy I normally do.
I let things get in the way...the air conditioning guy came to check the heater (forgot about that) so I didn't exercise as planned, and with the way I was feeling I turned to food to comfort me. I ate a whole foot-long from Subway in one sitting for lunch, and 2 slices of pizza for a late dinner.
But I decided that I wouldn't let that kind of feeling dictate how the day went today. I woke up feeling much better today, super energized and determined not to have a repeat of yesterday. Resting heart rate this morning was 61 bpm (much better). I have both a Wii and an Xbox 360, and forgot that I've got some pretty awesome fitness games on the Wii. So I set up my profile in EA Sports Active 2, and also set myself up to start the game's 9-week total body fitness program (which I start officially tomorrow morning).
So what was that pleasant surprise? Well originally, I only planned to weigh myself 1 time a month because I don't want to get too caught up in the number. I'd rather focus on taking action to reach my goal each day and not fret over silly things. But I had to weigh myself to set up my profile for EA Active. And guess what? I'm doing 3 lbs from last Wednesday! You have no idea what a good feeling that was. I lost, even with the few setbacks I had last week!
So now I'm super motivated to give this 9-week program my best shot. Can I lose another 3 lbs by this time next week? I think it's totally possible, but I'm just going to focus on getting through my 5 days of working out and sticking to my eating plan. If I lose more, all the better! So now every time I wake up feeling bad like yesterday, I'll just remember this little success and push through it no matter what. No one ever lost any weight by crying, right?