Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Taking a quick minute while I can to recap October.
It has been a challenging time personally with many extra responsibilities and worries on the home front, but I'm hanging in alright.
Although I'm not logging any real 'measurable' successes such as fitness minutes, lower body fat etc., I did gently work my weight back down to goal - a goal adjusted upward by 2 lbs from my 'fun' low weight, mind you, but I saw absolutely no sense in setting myself up to struggle against weight-related goals I had no realistic hopes of attaining.
I'm proud of myself for having planned accordingly. Knowing what was ahead of me this month (i.e. single parenting, supporting a high-needs period with our business and the very special challenges of living with an artist in a high-pressure field and on a brutal deadline) I took care to remove much of the rigidity I usually have around exercise and nutrition, and simply made reasonable, functional choices nutritionally and did what I could fitness-wise.
Oh - I also logged 27 AF days this month, which was completely manageable and did not leave me feeling deprived in the least. September was 22 AF days. Thank God I've been setting AF goals during this challenging stretch (I'm a simple girl - if I set a goal, I will (eventually) achieve it...if I leave things to chance, well, I get what I plan for!!!). Had I not made a conscious choice, I can't imagine how much MORE tired I would be right now!!!!
While I've not had any exercise to speak of in the past week, the flexibility I adopted in the other weeks opened up new opportunities - particularly with regard to ST - and that is something great to take with me.
My schedule and life will continue to be, quite simply, punishing for at least another two weeks - longer if DH needs to travel overseas right after recording, which seems quite likely. I will just continue to do my best - with the added bonus that at least I should have treadmill access again within the next few days.
Here's looking at November!