Tuesday, August 11, 2009
I definitely had another rough weekend. I strayed from the course YET AGAIN. I know on an intellectual level exactly the things I SHOULD be doing to have a better weekend. But then the weekend comes and I don't do those things. Like, knowingly. As in, I make the CONSCIOUS CHOICE not to do them. I'm not really sure what's behind that or what the problem is there.
And really, one of the biggest problems these days is the BEER. My husband and I are good belgium beer drinkers. Like, the stuff that's 10% alcohol. I know it's not realistic for me to think I'm going to immediately cut it out altogether, but I do need to do SOMETHING about how often I drink it--and how much of it I drink. I didn't expect this piece to be such a challenge.
And our really good friends are moving two miles down the road (which is super exciting since we know practically no one out here, and they will BY FAR be the closest). These are friends we do a lot of over-consuming with historically, so I'll admit I'm a little bit nervous. I'm going to have to set some really good intentions and boundaries for myself and REALLY work on sticking to them. I know intellectually that my goals are more important than any good time right now, that I'm happiest when I've stuck to those goals, and that I feel my best when I stick to my goals, when I eat well, and when I exercise consistently. I'm not sure why this spot I'm in presently has me making the choices I know won't make me as happy in the long run.
I don't mean to sound like I'm criticizing myself or whining here either. I'm seriously not in a "beat myself up" mindset. I'm more just looking over it and thinking about it and asking the questions I think come out of that. :-)
Anyway, I'm ready to get my head around that and give myself a good weekend!
Oh, and this air conditioning thing? It's on-going. The thing won't be repaired until Friday. It was, of course, the hottest day of the year here yesterday with the heat index at 100. I know for a lot of areas of the country, that's pretty much par for the course. It's not here. And where I live, we run consistently about five degrees cooler than the prediction because of the elevation and tree cover, which is lovely. We got a little window air conditioning unit to get us through, which is doing a decent job. But I've not been exercising that much because of the heat in the room of the house that I work out in (thermostat says it's 85 degrees up there) and because it's been REALLY humid outside. And knowing that when I come home it's going to be difficult to cool down has left me a really good excuse not to go out and do it. lol. Anyway, my goal today is just to do SOMETHING anyway, whether it's inside or outside. I will absolutely feel better if I do!
Alright, it's a fresh day and I intend to make it a good one. Time to leave that weekend mentality behind and have some good days here! :-)