Five Days ... Poof!

Friday, April 04, 2014

Last week I had a really great week of eating well, exercising more than ever, and consistently reaching all my goals, so I thought I would give myself a break and relax a bit on the weekend. Then Monday came and went and seemed to get away from me before I even realized what was happening. Tuesday came and life got busy. Wednesday got even busier. And poof! Just like that I realized I was five days off track. Five days without exercise. Five days without hitting my daily steps goal. Five days of inconsistency. Wow! That happened quick!

Yesterday, Thursday, was filled with challenges and crises that I needed to deal with but I knew I couldn't put off getting back on track for another day. So I tracked food and did my upper body exercise routine and forced myself onto the treadmill for at least 10 minutes (it ended up being 17 minutes). Despite pacing around the house like a crazy person for the last hour before midnight I wasn't able to reach my daily steps goal, but I was sweaty and happy to be back in control.

Now it's Friday and the weekend is here again. And I realize my old plan of working hard all week and then relaxing more on the weekend just doesn't work for my lifestyle. I need to work hard every day that I can so when my life gets a little crazy during the regular work week and I can't track things properly or fit in exercise, it doesn't take me out of my healthy active lifestyle for five consecutive days or even longer.

So this weekend I'm Sparking on! I have today and tomorrow to try and reach my weekly target goals. I don't know if it's even possible, but I do know that every ounce of energy I put toward the goal is so much better for me than getting bogged down in front of the computer with work or relaxing with my favourite tv show or lying in bed reading. Happy Friday everyone! Let's have a great weekend!
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    I certainly understand--It doesn't take much to get off track does it?-Good for you to get back at it----Life IS busy-----seems we never have the time for "us""----have to make that time!-Lynda
    2358 days ago
    I can sympathize with you. I really can. It's so difficult sometimes and then when I do fail, I just feel so darned guilty.

    I have been away from SP for awhile and have been on an on-again, off-again track for quite awhile. I keep making these promises to myself and then I get so upset when I fall down. Then I get so discouraged.

    Now, I like to think that I've come back with a different attitude. I have to have a plan for exercise but I also have to tell myself it's okay when something comes along to throw me off the plan. I just pick it back up the next day. Being down on myself for missing a day, or even two, was doing much more harm than good. So, I just go with the flow and do what I need to when I can and, on those days that I just can't, well, I say to myself "That's okay. I'm still in the game and this doesn't change anything."

    Hang in there. It's okay, you're okay. You're still here and you're doing fine! emoticon
    2369 days ago
    When I came back from vacation, a week of no exercise and not tracking flew by! Yikes!
    Hope the weekend is wonderful for you!
    2370 days ago
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    Happy Sparking Weekend!
    2371 days ago
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    That's a great plan! You are going to do it!
    2371 days ago
    Very true words! Really, really...nothing is worth taking one away from commitment! Good luck to us both this weekend! Thanks!
    2371 days ago
    2371 days ago
    Good for you for getting back on track! Sometimes we just can't let our guards down! You have a great "Sparking"weekend, too!

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    2371 days ago
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