Project Pixie Dust: Day 93 02-14-11
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
*** Faith, trust, and pixie dust ***
I guess I should say...Happy Valentine's Day! Since it is, and all. My husband and I have never really gotten big into V Day, just not our style, but I still enjoy it as an excuse to eat just a bit of extra chocolate. And my wonderful employer supplied me with a small box of handmade truffles from a local chocolatier this morning...a nice little consolation for putting me on call this week, I suppose! I will shamefully admit that I devoured all four truffles within an hour of receiving the box. Well, at least it wasn't four minutes flat, right? And we aren't talking a pound of chocolate either. It was just the pick-me-up I needed this morning too. I woke up feeling really woozy and beyond tired, as if the single dose of Nyquil I took twelve hours ago had not yet worn off! I was crazy tired for the first few hours of the day.
I'm still definitely in the grips of my winter cruddies. I felt all right after work, so set out to do a typical twenty-minute Pilates/strength training workout, followed by a little bit of aerobics. Well, what do you know, after the Pilates bit, I was exhausted! I mean completely WIPED! So, rather grudgingly, I flopped on the couch and gave my body another rest day. It's crazy, even when I know that the best thing for my body is REST, I still feel like such a lazy lump if I'm not working out. I have to consciously remind myself that it's OK to take a day off, and *gasp* even miss an occasional workout on my training plan. That struggle is just one lovely facet of my beastly perfectionism. In any event, I was able to settle in with some good music and computer games, and all was well.
Oh, and that pager I got from work? I hesitate to use the Q-word (quiet) because if I do, inevitably calling it the Q-word sets it on fire, and I'll be drowning in work from now until I turn it back in on Friday morning. So let's just say so far, so good. No calls yet. I hope it remains that way overnight so I can get some good rest!
Drink my water, 64+ ounces: DONE (66 days running)!
Eat five servings of fruits and veggies: DONE (44 days running)!
You bite it, you write it: DONE (3 days running)!
Eat mindfully all day and night: I give myself a C+ today. Not great, not bad either. I had the aforementioned chocolates, as well as two sugar cookies. I didn't have nutritional information on either, but took my best guess in my tracker by picking items which were similar to what I actually ate. I did hit my water, fruits, and veggies, so that's good, and stayed within my limit. All in all, in spite of all the Valentine's Day sweets, NOT a bad day!
Running: Day off, and I suspect that tomorrow, even though I'm scheduled on, it may be another day off. Even though it may not need to be another rest day, I'll probably just stick to gentle cross training and let my body do the recovering it needs to.
Cross Training: None today, as the planned aerobics workout didn't pan out.
On my way to DISNEY WORLD! 187.49 miles complete, 1102.51 to go (1290 total)
Strength Training: I did twenty minutes of Pilates exercises for lower body. And that finished me for the night!
Very uneventful day for the most part! Packed another box, and I think our box count is up to 15 or 16 now. Maybe if I get ambitious tomorrow night, I'll do another one. Slowly but surely our possessions are getting organized and staged for the big move. Another big task we have to accomplish is to clean up the apartment so it's move out inspection-ready. Scrubbing, mopping, vacuuming, YAY. It's not like we never do that stuff, but we're trying to get the place as squeaky clean as possible, so the landlord has as few excuses as possible to take anything out of our security deposit. How I detest heavy-duty cleaning though...but it's worth it.