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What a Difference A Day Makes

Monday, March 17, 2014

Saturday, I ran my first 5K in four months. There were several challenges but I felt strong and finished with a time a couple minutes longer than last year which made me happy.

After the race, I had a nice lunch with my family which included uncles who were visiting from out of town. I took the dog for a walk and got laundry done. It was a good day.

Then Sunday came. I took lazy and brooding to a whole new level. I barely moved. DH took our yellow lab to the groomer so I did not take her for a walk. She would have turnd into a half black lab with the melted snow and I had zero energy for that clean up!

I did make it to a friend's house for a little while but made up an excuse why I had to leave after a couple hours. I promptly returned to my couch by 3:30pm and started falling asleep. I said 'this cannot stand', got up and went to the store for a couple things I needed. I walked a couple laps around the store and decided 'that's enough.' I prompty returned to the couch where I kept eating and dozing off.

About 9:00, I deciced to take the advice I have given to other Spark members, I had to end the day positive. I had two tangerines, a glass of water, did 10 pushups and a few minutes of stretching.

I woke up this morning feeling hung over. How sad is that to wake up on St. Patrick's day morning feeling like I have a hangover from too much sleeping?!


I told myself this morning to get it in gear, put the brooding away and get going. So I've got healthy meals planned including a few greens to celebrate the holiday. Three hours into my day and I already have more steps than I had all day yesterday. I'm about to take my first walking break of the day and I have yoga tonight.

I hope everyone is having a positive day.

May you always walk in sunshine. May you never want for more.
May Irish angels rest their wings right beside your door. ~Irish blessing

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    How are you doing now? Your mood is bound to be up-and-down for awhile. It was great you ended the day on a positive note -- be kind to yourself. emoticon
    1526 days ago
    It's great that you ended up the day positively, we all have our bad days, the hardest thing is not to beat ourself up for it.
    What a beautiful blessing by the way !

    1527 days ago
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    1528 days ago
  • KANOE10
    Great job on your race. There simply are some days when we have to listen to our bodies and simply sleep or take it easy. You are ready for today and back to your healthy eating and exercising. I am glad you took care of yourself.
    1529 days ago
  • BRADMILL2922
    Congrats on the 5k! Sorry you had such a hard time on Sunday but I think that happens from time to time so don't beat yourself up over it. Seems like you have a good plan to get going again :)
    1529 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    Congrats on the 5K!! Hope you have a great workout today! emoticon emoticon
    1529 days ago
    Great turn around. I wish I had the sense to do what you did. I gained almost 50 pounds after my parents died because I kept stringing along many, many days like you had on Sunday. I am only now losing the last of those 50 pounds. I won't tell you how many years it's been.

    Food hangovers are miserable. Using natural endorphins to lift your mood is brilliant. Nourishing your body with good food, is another great way to keep your spirits up.

    1529 days ago
    Congrats on the race. Sorry about the sleep stooper. Hope today is better.
    1529 days ago
    Great job finding your happy place and kicking that brooding's butt! I know all too well how hard it is to accomplish that.
    1529 days ago
    Here's to turning the day around! Way to go!
    1529 days ago
    My Sunday was very similar! I was a real slug. I really do believe in a day of rest and wish I could do it without a hint of guilt.

    Today was a brighter day for me. I read your 1 Day Challenge and had avocado on my toast this morning. I am not a lunch person, but I did think of you and bought a cucumber at the store today. We had stuffed Acorn Squash for dinner tonight. Since it is green on the outside I'm hoping it will count. And if I need a snack tonight I've always got that cucumber!

    I haven't checked my steps for the day yet, but I'm thinking and feeling like I most likely aced my goal. I sure miss my yoga class. Enjoy tonight!

    1529 days ago
    Could it be that on Sunday you were recovering from the 5k on Saturday? Just a possibility. emoticon
    1529 days ago
    What's with the morning hangover from too much/deep sleep?
    Must be something in the air!

    Happy St Patty's Day & congrats on the good finish!
    1530 days ago
    Way to go! I wish I could say the same for myself. When I have those days I am not as motivated as you! Way to encourage the rest of us with your actions.
    1530 days ago
  • DELIA38961
    I believe everyone is entitled to those days but you always turn it around that's why im so motivated by you are always active , honest about what you perceive isn't your best and youre always getting back on course instead of letting it define you ..thank you for being such a strong encouragement to me emoticon
    1530 days ago
    I don't know if you realize it or not, but you really are the queen of turning your day (or couple of days) that are not going great into positive ones! You always shine like a star!
    1530 days ago
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