My Challenge for Today

Thursday, July 07, 2011

I had to get up a couple of hours earlier this morning than usual to get blood drawn for thyroid tests. I confess, I like my sleep - maybe I should say I NEED my sleep. Between getting to bed late and getting up so early (plus waking up before the alarm, in case the alarm didn't work...UGH!) I am already tired.

By the time I get home from work, I am going to be in some serious need of energy. I know it would be best if I went home, ate a quick snack, drank some more water and went out to mow weeds or do a workout of some kind. I also know the chance that I will overeat (at least I don't keep any crappy food in the house) in an effort to give myself some energy is very high. The question is, will I have enough sense to eat a small snack and then exercise to get an energy boost, or will I sit on the sofa and stuff myself with too much good-for-me foods (that are really not so good when you eat them until your belly hurts) only to realize, like so many times before, that I should have done the workout instead? Have I learned yet? At least I know I have a problem, and when you know what the problem is, you can find a solution.

I am sitting here envisioning an hour and a half of mowing weeds if the weather holds, or maybe a nice kettlebell workout if the weather gets ugly. That's my plan, I hope I can stick with it. An apple, a handful of raw almonds, a tall glass of cold water and a lot of sweat!
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    You're right... being aware of your challenge should help you make the right choice. Perhaps a combo... do a shorter workout and then relax and munch on something good & good for you...just not too much! I'm sure you did great!!!
    2476 days ago
    Hope you did good. I went swimming today and really was hnugry too. I did good and had a small portion of low fat frozen yogurt. Not too bad.
    2477 days ago
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