Week 4 - Thursday: Sidetracked
Thursday, May 23, 2019
While I've been motivated on the nutrition front, I have been procrastinating when it comes to working out. I finally mustered up the energy to start small on Monday - a simple 15 minute walk during lunch and a short (10-minute) leg workout video that afternoon. I felt encouraged and motivated - and had a plan for the rest of the week: 10 minute strength video each afternoon + 15 minutes of walking or a cardio video. 2 days of rest on the weekend.
Tuesday afternoon I was sick with a mild stomach bug. Maybe some people can workout when sick, but no. Just no. My dear husband grabbed dinner for him and the kids at Chick-Fil-A before heading out to teach a class and I had everyone, including myself, to bed by 7.
Yesterday I still felt pretty weak and didn't eat much - not to mention a had a terrible headache. Probably a bit dehydrated. Didn't work out again.
Finally feel better today, but fighting the mindset that "this week is blown, just start fresh Monday". I've struggled with this in the past, both with workouts and eating, but it's a lie. I know getting a workout in today has nothing to do with yesterday and the day before, but my idea of perfectionism persists. I need to adjust my way of thinking: progress, not perfection. A 15 minute walk will be good for me. I'm never going to get less wobbly arms if I don't pick up a dumbbell.
And in terms of being sidetracked in other ways, my daughter's PreK promotion ceremony was this morning and all I can think about is picking her up from school this afternoon. She wanted us to take her home after the ceremony, but I have a deadline and need to get some work done...but I can't focus.
People tell you children grow up so fast, but when you're in the middle of sleepless nights with babies, it feels so slow. And then you wake up one day and you have a 5 year old.