Hello Readers 🙂
I was out of town Thursday to Monday night so I decided to take a break. I thought Tuesday would be my down day to catch up and do up my meal plans but….errands got in the way. I hadn’t been to the gym in a week so I was starting to miss it and knew I needed to get back.
If there’s anything I’ve learned on my healthy journey it’s how easy it is to fall back into bad habits. It’s easy to start saying, “I’ll go to the gym tomorrow”, and a few days of that excuse go by then before you know it you haven’t been to the gym in a week!
You begin to realize that Biggest Loser prize is slipping away….I’ve heard people talking and don’t think I’ll win because I’ve only lost a few pounds but progress is progress. The contest wasn’t only about winning but about kick starting healthier habits and I think I’m back on track.
Today after work I realized I didn’t have my headphones. No headphones = no workout.
Not true! I made myself turn around, go back to work, and grab my spare headphones.
Then came my next excuse. No way to pull my hair back = no workout.
My hair is short, tuck behind ears and it’s out of my face. Problem solved.
I was proud of myself because I really, really, really, really, really, really, really didn’t feel like working out today. I was glad I overcame my excuses and put in 45 minutes at the gym. The days I don’t feel like working out are the days I need it the most. For some reason listening to loud music and watching TV while power walking clears my head.
I used to hear people talk about going to the gym or even just stopping for a walk after work to clear their mind of work. My regular schedule allows me to do this and it helps. Work was stressful today but once I was home I didn’t feel all that stress. I found myself thinking less of the worries of the day and focusing more on matters of the home. Dinner, plans for the weekend, cleaning, writing, etc.
I’m back to 4 days a week at the gym. I also have a hike planned for the rainy weekend, which is exciting because it’s been several weeks since I’ve been out hiking.
I’ll be back with meal plans next week. My goal is to start doing more prep at the beginning of the week, pre-cutting veggies, cooking meats, packaging servings of snacks for grab and go, so I’ll be including what prep I’m doing for each meal.
Today was a Monday for me and it was a crazy day but the bright side of Wednesday being Monday is Friday is right around the corner 😀
Hope everyone is having a great week! I’ll be posting some hiking pics this weekend plus writing about my other weekend adventure 😉