Refusing to Stress
Friday, December 23, 2011
No, I haven't done everything I intended. I've wrapped some presents and my turkey is thawing in the refrig. I've purchased most of the things we need for Christmas dinner and all the presents I'm going to buy. I'm going grocery shopping tomorrow and that will be okay. I've had at least one kid every day recently. I've decided I'm keeping a smile on my face and I'm going to be nice to everyone and that is going to be my focus. If not everything gets done, so be it.
I haven't done exceptionally well selecting presents this year, but it will be okay. I don't think anyone will feel neglected. We've taken care of our little girls and those are the ones who really count this season.
My lower back has been bothering me for several weeks now and one trip to the chiropractor didn't seem to make a difference this time, when in June it seemed like a miracle cure. I did elliptical Monday - 1/2 hour - and Wednesday - 3/4 hour. Today I thought I might do an hour. I did 10 minutes and I just had this feeling that I wanted to run. So I told myself if my back hurt at all, I would quit or at least switch back to elliptical. Back felt good. I did 50 minutes on treadmill; went a little over 4 miles at mostly between 5 - 5.5 mph, with a couple intervals of 6 mph. So my 5K time was 35.0, far off my record, but okay for my current fitness level. Afterward I swear my back felt better than it has for several weeks.
This week my first morning weighs have been between 126.4 and 129.8, and that is with no binges or overeating. I'm hoping to get to January 1st at 128 or less. We'll see. I'm not going to stress over that, either, though. I'm trying for a no gain holiday, but I'll accept and deal with whatever the scale says.
Wishing you a stress-free holiday filled with love and joy!! -Marsha