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!