There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.
When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
Kudos on taking some of the beginning steps toward changing your lifestyle!
It's a challenge, especially if you haven't been in the habit of working in time for yourself during your workday. Sometimes the only thing I can work in is a brisk walk / jog in between my offices (day / night). Other times I'll pump it up with some wall push ups or repeatedly tighten my ab or glutes while sitting.
Here's a desk workout that Coach Nicole offers here at SP:
No point in beating yourself up over what you haven't done...rather: take a look at those circumstances and attempt to figure out: "okay, if the same day presented itself to me again, how might I replay it so that it includes some sort of physical activity which would help me feel better about that day?"
Mistakes are opportunities for learning! You can DO IT! :-)
Co-Team Leader for All Health Pros, Binghamton Area Losers & Laid Off But Staying Strong SparkTeams
Tell Me What Is It You Plan To Do With Your One Wild & Precious Life? ---Mary Oliver
Don't die with your music still in you. -- Dr. Wayne Dyer
"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." --- Carlos Castaneda
"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." --- Buddha
Kudos to you for recognizing that you are currently on the fast track to illness. Don't be too hard on yourself at this point, regarding missing exercise. Like you said, you will work out a healthier schedule for you this weekend. I'm an RN, and I'm more concerned about the missed meals and lack of hydration. I have every confidence that you will work things out. You are definitely on the right track....and you and Ben are both beautiful people!
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When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
This is Day 11 for me logging everything on the website. I'm doing great on the nutrition for the most part - staying within the guidelines, but having some trouble with scheduling. I am a mental health professional and make my own schedule, but have neglected to schedule lunch breaks for myself this week and have seen patients until around 9 pm the last two nights and will again tomorrow. Last week I managed to walk 4 out of 7 days. So far this week I've done zero physical activity of any kind. As I am growing my practice, I wear ALL the hats in the office and work long hours and see patients back to back. Yesterday I actually went the entire day without eating except for Instant Breakfast in the morning. I didn't even make it through a bottle of water! While I certainly teach self care and work/life balance, I have to do a better job of practicing it. I have Fri, Sat, Sun and most of Mon off and will use this time to prioritize my schedule and make the most of my time. I have yet to start the strength training. We have a complete gym at my house plus I have a Total Gym plus my husband is a Certified Personal Trainer. No excuses. Just a little frustrated with my self.
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