I don’t have a goal update for March, I’m continuing February type goals. Only difference is:
Weight loss goal this month: 2KG
Days no Alcohol goal: 26
At the beginning of week 9, Ron left for India for work. So Monday morning was up early to get him to the train station and then to work. It was also end of the month, and working in a financial department means that it’s a very busy time anyway (=stress). To add to the fun, two people on my team were off for vacation so there was a bit more pressure to boot. I was a bit distracted just because Ron was up in the air and, while I don’t worry about plane crashes, etc., I feel much better knowing that he’s landed safely, KWIM? Ultimately it was very late by the time he arrived and called me, so around 12:30 when I finally went to bed Monday night. That meant Tuesday was a sort of tired repeat of Monday. And… I didn’t get to the gym, because I had to work late (I have a gym membership that requires me to go between 7am and 5pm – it costs less).
March 1 – 5
Wednesday – the work day was not great, plus there was quite some discussion about my school project while I was at work (technology is not always great – I should learn to turn off my phone at work). Because I’d already worked late the day before, I left “early” Wednesday and spent 2 hours in the gym. what a game changer! Food, water and gym – check! School – worked on project, and cleaned the WC. No alcohol.
Thursday – exhausted and just off grid. Kept things in control during work food wise, went to the supermarket to get dinner, ate, logged my food, then shoved 5 cold pancakes down my gullet. why? I don’t know. Logged the food but basically was 700 calories over for the day because of the pancakes. Food logged, Water on target, no activity, no school work, no housework, no alcohol.
Friday – thank the tiny baby Jesus that I’m off on Fridays. Slept in and then hit the books. Planned out what I was going to do for homework before I went to bed so I knew how to tackle it. Basically I’m setting the timer for 1 hour and then I give myself 15 min in between to move around and do other things. That meant I got quite a chunk of homework done plus some housework. Runiversity training in the evening – didn’t go that great because of the sitting all day, but it was better than no movement at all! Food, water, activity – check! School – check! Laundry, trash and bathroom done. No alcohol.
Saturday – up early again! This time for a great reason. My love is back from India! After I picked him up we had a coffee at Starbucks and then headed home again. At some point he was very sleepy, so I suggested he go have a lie-down while I went into town to arrange a gift for my friend Yvonne, who was having her birthday party that evening. And since I was going to be in town anyway, I arranged to meet up with Petra for (yet another) coffee to talk about some ideas she had regarding her website and organisation Arnhem Life (Arnhem Life is an english-language website for expats and internationals visiting, working and/or studying in the city I live in). After I came back home, I woke up the Man, we had dinner eventually and then we headed over to Yvonne’s. We unfortunately couldn’t stay long because on Sunday we had to run. Food – not fully logged, Water on target, no activity (well, I biked into town…) no household stuff, had a glass of wine at the party.
Sunday – Got enough sleep but my body is not feeling great. All the sitting from Friday, long sitting in the car Saturday (basically to and from the airport twice, since Y lives out that way), my back was complaining. On the schedule today was the 10K in Vorden (Achtkastelenloop – 8 Castles Run). When I started running it was actually fine, but after about 3.5KM my back and legs just said “We’re done” and that was that. So not a great run. Ron ran the 30KM (switched from the 10K) and he did fine, just had to run slower than usual due to his hernia. Once we got home I did 3 hours of homework. Decided I would not run or do any sport until at least Friday. Something’s got to give. Food, water, homework, running – all done. Cleaned the bathroom as well. Had a beer in the evening.
Week 9 summed up (March 1 – 5)
Food logged: 4/5
No Alcohol: 3/5
Week 10 is coming up soon – How is your February going? Have you run a race this month?