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Taking it easy today

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I woke up today to go to the gym, and I didn't go. I'm actually glad I didn't go, because I made the decision that nope, not today. Instead, today I will take it easy.
I couldn't be more pleased to just take it easy today. I mean, yeah, I want to try and get 10,000 steps, but I'm not going to sweat it if I get to just 8,000. I'm going to walk around the office while I do my work today, but not obsessively. I'm might do a work out when I get home tonight, but no guarantees. Today is a "take it easy" kind of day.
I have done SO well this month, and I give a lot of credit to the Fitbit device and monitors for helping me with my motivation and helping me to make this much progress so far. I've dropped 8 pounds and have nearly reached my first goal. I've been consistently getting well over 10,000 steps every day (my current 7-day average is over 12,000!) I can see physical changes in my body that make me really pleased with myself. A day or rest is, at this point, deserved.
Here's what this does NOT mean: I'm not going to go totally crazy and eat lots and lots of calories. I'm not going to plop in front of the TV and do nothing tonight. I'm not going to give in to every little piece of chocolate or can of soda that offers itself to me.
What it DOES mean: I'm having protein shakes for 2 meals today. I woke up sore, so if I get a workout in, it will be moderate instead of really tough. I am going to hang out with a girlfriend tonight, and we're getting massages, which will be awesome! I'm going to drink plenty of water, get plenty of rest, and let today be an easy day. Today, I will be the Zen-Master version of myself. I bet it will freak out my co-workers - they are used to my cheerleader self, so this will be a big change to them.
No problem! I'm only accountable to myself, and today, my self says "Just chill."
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    Taking it easy was great! I even stayed within my calorie range for the day, despite not working out. Yeah, it was 2 protein shakes and fish for dinner, but I feel focused and happy today, so TOTALLY worth it.
    1965 days ago
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