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Sunshine on my Shoulders.......

Monday, February 18, 2013

Had a pretty good week last week.
I stayed on schedule with my workouts.
I ate mostly reasonable for the better part of the week, with a few planned indulgences.

Wednesday was one of the few exceptions. It was a Fast day (Ash Wednesday) I had done very well and did not even feel hungry most of the day. Sadly, that evening, once I ended up have a minor binge. This resulted in a bit of hard shame. I was disappointed in myself for not only diet reasons but spiritual discipline reasons as well. I have forgiven myself but it kind of stung a bit.

I managed to spring back though and continued my week responsibly.
It has been rough again at work as the Accts Rec’v person is out on medical leave AGAIN and once more I am stuck doing to jobs. Work flow is slower than it was last time so I am managing better but still I am overloaded and trying to keep the stress monster tamed.

I had a very good weekend.
Friday was non-workout/relax evening.

Saturday I got up bright and early and had a very productive day. I started with a Really good workout and just kept rolling. I had my shower, breakfast, ran my errands, and was back home by 1pm. I finally started working on my closet/wardrobe issues (am about 50% done) and have managed to force myself to purge a HUGE box of “fat clothes”. They will be appearing on FreeCycle when I am finished. I went to a very fun themed dinner party and had a great time with my friends that evening.

Sunday had a slow start because I didn’t go to bed till 3am. JAHINTZY and I went to Longwood Gardens conservatory for our sunshine and flowers therapy session. We both have Seasonal Affective Disorder and were in need of some paradise therapy. It was such a bitter cold day and it was a fascinating contrast to be surrounded by flowers while the wind howled and the snow flurries swirled on the outside. At one point we were sitting in a room filled with the sent of fresh gardenias on bench while the sunshile beat directly down on us through the greenhouse roof. Feeling the sunshine was good for the soul.

I had no plans to do cardio, I was going to strength train, but I ended up doing aerobics when I got home because I was so cold I needed to warm my blood. (win) The bad thing is that my one of my friends arrived (was expecting her but lost track of time) before I ever got to the strength stuff.

I really need to keep up with that because I like the toning that was happening in January and want to continue it. I am doing great with the cardio but keep slacking off there.

This week is the predictable challenging “off-week” but I am promising myself to at least try to keep it semi-reasonable.

We shall see but I have plans Tues, Wes, Fri, Sat & Sunday. All of which will make working out difficult to impossible.
Hopefully I can discipline to fit in more of those 10 minute fitness moments and keep my eating a little more controlled.
Additional goals: Keep the stress at bay as I continue to do 2 jobs for 1 paycheck, try not to get overwhelmed by my personal and volunteer responsibilities, and try not to let the cold weather get to me! In other words, do everything I can to keep my attitude positive and my spirits lifted.

Wish me luck!
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  • STODD251
    Those gardens are beautiful! It sounds like you've been having a great time. At least the majority of your decisions lately have been good decisions, so you're stepping in the right direction. Don't get hung up on the little missteps.
    1921 days ago
    Ash Wednesday was tough for me too, except at least I didn't have to cook.
    I had a "Lenten Luncheon" at the Methodist Church and "Lenten Supper" at the Catholic church. We've got a very Ecumenical Town.

    Beautiful Pictures!
    1924 days ago
  • CAMAEL100
    We definitely need one of those sunshine and flower therapy places here in Ireland!!! The weather is really effecting my exercise. Just so cold, wet and windy. Need to stop being such a baby and get out there!!!
    1924 days ago
    1924 days ago
  • OOLALA53
    I don't even have your weather reasons not to exercise, but I keep lagging on it, except for dance classes and walks with friends. I expect only 10 minutes of vigorous exercise 5 days a week, but I don't think I've made it a whole week in 6 months, and not much before a few streaks then. It's so easy to sit when I have a minute!
    1924 days ago
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