Wow! I can't believe I'm already in Stage 3 of the SparkDiet!
As part of my action steps this week, I've been reflecting on what I have the most trouble with yet. Upon review of yesterday, I feel disappointed that I missed my scheduled cardio and ST. I had an interview at 11:30. I have been trying, but not very hard, to get on a regular sleep schedule. I am having difficulty, I think, because I don't have a work schedule to which I can adhere. So, yesterday, I didn't sleep very well because I had gone to bed earlier than I've been used to, because I needed to get up at 10 to get ready for my interview. Afterwards, I had lunch with my mom, because she works in the same building where my interview was. Then, I had to inflate my tires because they were nearly flat. Since I'm broke and couldn't pay the 75 cents to use the air compressor at the gas station, which is ridiculous! Air should be free, right?! I had to use my dad's air compressor he has. No biggie, but he fitted this special nozzle on the end that clips itself the valve and you don't have to hold it their while it inflates your tires. It doesn't really fit on my wheels and I have to get it just right or I wind up letting out half the air I put into my tires. It's very frustrating and takes me forever to get it. All four of my tires needed air, so it took me an hour to get this all accomplished. Not to mention, before I could even start the airing process, I had to dig out the compressor from the garage. (They've been working on these doors in there, so everything is moved from its original position.) Then, I had to find an extension cord because I couldn't pull into the garage because of their project...Ugh! It was a big ordeal and I ended up, hot, sweaty, dirty, and frustrated by the time I was done
Once I finally made it home, I knew I needed to do my ST and cardio yet, but I was so tired from lack of sleep and the tire task, I just wanted to rest for a bit. Well, it turned out to be resting for the rest of the day and mindless eating. They seem to go hand in hand with me. Whenever I don't do my workout in the morning, I just put it off and don't do it at all that day. On top of that, I end up eating a bunch of things I don't need to eat because I feel like I have extra time on my hands...A vicious cycle I want to break! When I get my workouts in as scheduled, I tend to eat better that day than on days that I don't. I want to make sure that I get my scheduled workouts, so I stay active and not just sit around and eat! I've decided I'm going to read more-I've got six books from the library to tackle and then some I own that I'd like to read-plus I have a bunch of craft kits left behind by other tenants or given to me by my mom that I want to make for Christmas presents this year, because I'm tired of not being able to give presents for want of funds. This will help keep my hands busy with something other than stuffing my face, I hope! Also, I signed up for the Trick or Trot race, so now, I'm in training for that! I've been wanting to sign up for a virtual race on here since I found out about them. I'm doing it! And the training isn't as hard as I thought it would be. My goal this week is to walk 5 miles total. I can easily do that, plus it makes me feel more accountable to my scheduled workouts. It's a new day, and I'm going to OWN it!