Ok so I got really slack about the blogging this week. Maybe that should be a goal for next week?
Stuff I’ve done well:
193 minutes of exercise this week, of which two episodes were weight training to muscle failure (my fave!).
Ate at home (lunch & dinner, took my breakfast from home to work) more often than not; felt like I was eating “cleaner.” I was.
Drank lots of water. LOTS of water.
Lost 2 pounds. Hooray!
Stuff that could improve:
Sleep: I’m still struggling with the sleep thing, and I guess sleep habits are hard to change instantly. Last night I was proud to log 9 hours, though. And I even got up at a reasonable time this morning, woot!
This week, though I exercised 4 of the 6 days, I had planned to exercise 5. It’s still too easy to get distracted and think, “Oh, I can make up for it later.” Ergh.
My biggest challenge is just getting started exercising. I have mild seasonal affective disorder, so the early darkness puts me in a bit of a funk for the winter (I would never survive in Canada. Heck, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t survive north of the Mason-Dixon). I really don’t know that I did something specific - I “just did it.” I basically put on my workout clothes and shoes and was out the door before I could talk myself out of whatever exercise I had planned.
I don’t have a picture of me “rocking it,” but I do have one of my hands after the run in barely 30-degree weather Tuesday night:
I have Raynaud’s (circulation disorder. Read: it was dumb of me to run in the cold). Maybe I’ll stick to just running when it’s a normal temperature outside. I like my fingers where they are.
Today, I lifted weights to muscle exhaustion for 43.2 minutes. I had forgotten how deliciously tired weight training makes me feel. Said weight training should certainly help me get more sleep, one of my 5 goals for this month.
Four things I did well today:
- I ate healthy, including two meals I cooked myself (I’m off work today; go figure)
- I drank a TON of water (exercise always makes me extra thirsty!)
- I went to the gym (and enjoyed it, because I was the ONLY person there. Hooray for gym in the basement of work!)
- I brought my herbs inside so they wouldn’t freeze in the snap cold tonight.
Today’s the day I take my life back. The day I am proactive instead of reactive. The day I decide to take care of myself first and let the rest follow. Happy new year to me (indeed)!