Monday, October 13, 2014
I have no idea where the last couple months have gone! I was doing pretty good. On the right track, then WHAM! I fell off, hitting the ground hard and just rolled away. I pretty much abandoned my workouts and ate too much crap. And now I feel awful. We all know if you are not in the right mindset, no matter how much you try, it just won't happen.
On Sept 21st I participated in a local Race Against Cancer 5K Walk/Run and thought "OK, this is it. The perfect way to get back on track." The plan was to get back to eating right (prepped breakfasts & lunches for the week) and get back into the gym. I was very sore the next day so I planned to go to the gym Tuesday after work. Well, unfortunately, I came down with a horrible head & chest cold. They sent me home from work after an hour because they didn't want me infecting everyone else. I slept ALL day and night. But had to go to work the rest of the week, which really didn't help. I would come home from work, make dinner, clean up, then sit on the couch for a couple hours, then go to bed. I was just exhausted and felt like I was hit by a bus. And I guess I didn't get enough rest over the next couple weeks because it just would not go away.
I was lucky to have Columbus Day off and I took full advantage of the three-day weekend. Finally got the rest I needed. Did only the bare minimum necessities. Went to sleep on time and slept an extra hour or two each morning. Relaxed with family, enjoying some beautiful weather just hanging out on the deck, soaking up some of the last warm weather rays. It was just what I needed. I feel refreshed, re-energized, and ready to tackle anything. The cough is lingering but it's bearable. I woke up this morning and headed to the gym. Oh did it feel goooooodddd!!! I actually have a new determination that I have not had in a long time. I feel in control yet not stressed. I'm not going to follow any rigid plan. I'm going to take it one day at a time. Eating clean, watching carbs and portions. Paying closer attention to when I am actually hungry and not eating on a schedule (started doing this about a week ago, and it's opened my eyes).
I'll get to the gym a few times a week, again no schedule...no pressure...no feeling of failure if I don't make it there one night. But on a cool note my gym is pairing up with my health insurance company starting November 1st where if you go to the gym 12 times a month you get a $20 reimbursement on your monthly membership. So that will be a plus.
I also want to get back to blogging...without the pressure of feeling like I need to blog daily...so maybe once or twice a week I'll pop on here with an update. Could be more...could be less lol.