Will be a challenging weekend...

Saturday, June 05, 2010

I'm feeling really good this week! I truly enjoyed my last two days of maternity leave with my little girl before I return to work full time on Monday. I'm trying to keep positive and instead of being sad that I am going back to work, I am grateful for the time that I had. I am also grateful that my husband will be home with her. It is a comfort level that I cannot even describe.

I felt like a rock star this week with my program. Eating in my range, exercising regularly, and just overall feeling great! However, there are quite a few events this weekend that will make tracking food difficult: A night out with hubby tonight, big cookout tomorrow, and dinner with family on Monday. I am reminding myself:

~It is OK to go over a little from time to time (especially on my birthday!)
~I will still make healthy decisions and have a good time
~I will not "ruin" these happy events by stressing myself about what I can't eat (there are no "bad" foods) or thinking of how many calories something has once I've made a decision to eat it

My sweet hubby has planned a wonderful night for us tonight and I plan to enjoy our time together!

I will keep you posted on how I do :)

Also, I'm still wearing the pedometer and have STILL not broken 10,000 steps! This will continue to be a challenge due to my cubicle job. I'm looking for opportunities to get more steps, but it will likely just have to be by extending my workout walks.

Have a great weekend!
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    I envy your positive thinking!! I go back to work next week and all I can do is tear up anytime I say the W word. I need your strength! Keep it up girl!
    2879 days ago
    Good thoughts, good for you! I've struggled with a desk job for the past 13 years and, like you, wear a pedometer to make sure I'm getting my steps. Here are some hints that may help you. I get up from my chair every hour and walk around the office or go outside and walk around the parking lot. If you don't have the freedom to do that, at least stand up when you're on the phone and step in place. (If anyone asks, you're shaking out your leg muscles!) Take 20 minutes in the evening and dance with your baby. She'll love it and you'll benefit from the extra steps. My personal favorite is to park in some other parking lot in the morning -- two buildings over -- and walk to my building. Again, if you can't do this, pick the parking space farthest away from the door and park there. You probably won't have a lot of competition for that spot. Good luck!!

    2880 days ago
    Have a good weekend. Congratulations on keeping your focus. I just bought a pedometer. It's hard work to get 10,000 steps.
    2880 days ago
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