Not Exactly What I Meant
Awesome. This was my plan last week:
Health plans for this week include:
1) Eat well and within plan
2) Go to WW
3) Exercise: Monday: Running, Thursday & Friday gym – that’s minimum
4) Out on Wednesday to movies and dinner – THINK and DECIDE on BEST CHOICE – don’t get sidetracked by the menu!
5) Keep an eye out on my stress levels
I think the only things I actually accomplished running on Monday and dinner choice on Wednesday (and having wine during dinner and popcorn during the film weren’t on the “good choices” part of the list). Everything else kind of went to shit.
There’s been a LOT of stress at work. A LOT. Hopefully it will change soon. I want very much to keep my stress levels in check and NOT comfort eat when it feels out of control because I CLEARLY know it doesn’t help. I mean, don’t we all? When was the last time a cookie, some chocolates, or a butt load of wine helped you out of any stressful situation? Never, right? That’s what I thought.
My lack of sleep had a lot of influence on my exercise and not dealing with stress very well. CLEARLY this is my own fault. Sometimes it is hard to say “no”. I’m not talking about saying “no” to bad food or not-so-great choices. I’m talking about things that come up that I don’t want to say “no” to. Like on Tuesday, I did something extra at work to support the Quality team with some guests they had and they invited me out to dinner. On Tuesday, I was supposed to go to Weight Watchers. The thing I was doing was running late, as the guests were getting a tour our our facilities first – everything was pushed out 45 minutes. I needed to leave at 5.30pm to get to WW on time. It was 5.15pm when everyone left my workshop and I still had to clean up. I wouldn’t have made it to my meeting on time anyway, at least not to weigh-in beforehand. Even though I KNEW the dinner was in Amsterdam and I would get home late, I said yes, of course I’d go. It’s not every day you get to go out to dinner with some interesting people and talk about your real passion and have people get excited about it with you. So, I skipped WW and went to dinner and got home at 1am.
On Wednesday, I KNEW I had a date with two colleagues and my husband to go to the movies in Amsterdam. Going to bed at 1am, getting up at 5… I was already exhausted. Movie started at 9pm. Movie ended at midnight. Home at 1.30. Up at 5.30 Thursday.
I was absolutely exhausted. I went to work Thursday and made the best of it all. After all it was my own fault. But I can tell you, once I got home on Thursday evening, I was definitely NOT going to the gym. I ended up getting home at 8pm because of various public transportation issues. I could have cried I was so tired and just wanted to go HOME. And you know what I had for dinner? Peanut Butter toast. If that ain’t comfort food, I don’t know what is!
I got some sleep Thursday night and Friday I got home late from work again. Hubs was also home later as he had to pick up the kids. So I didn’t even have dinner until almost 9pm. No gym. I thought I’d go on Saturday, but unfortunately I forgot that we had something to do early Sat. Morning. No gym. Sunday morning? Are you kidding me? I finally got to sleep in. No Gym. I did however go for a run today, just over 7KM (and definitely 5 of that 7 was straight through, so I’m building my endurance up again).
This is not exactly what I meant for my current weight loss and exercise program. I CLEARLY can not do too many social things in the week. I CLEARLY can not coordinate all of the things that I want to do for myself with so little sleep and hardly any preparation. I end up tired, hungry, looking for something that will make it all better. Chocolates. Chips. Nuts. Peanut Butter sandwiches. I’m at the point now where I don’t even want to post anymore weekly goals or plans because it’s just not going very well right now. As if it’s the blogs fault. Ha! I know it’s ME, I’m the one who has the controls!
So, how about a do-over. How about just a couple of things:
1) I will go to Zumba on Tuesday night and gym on Thursday
2) I will track at least 3 days this week
3) I will finally weigh-in again on Saturday 30th Jan. I did w/i yesterday, 82.4KG. I don’t even know if there is any change there or not.
On a totally separate note, I want to give a shout out to JewliaGoulia who is having a sensory overload giveaway. Check out her blog and her giveaway post! I follow her on her blog and on twitter and she is also a friend/follower of another Hot Ass that I absolutely adore!
Hi! I think you have a good plan for the week. I struggle with staying on plan with social commitments too. Good for you for running today. I am going to try to do a hike or a long session on the elliptical today. Here’s to a good week with healthy choices.
Hey Kat! It’s funny – I used to complain that I had no friends or social commitments. Now that things are picking up in this area I have a hard time keeping up with my health plan! I will just keep trying to find that balance. Thanks and have a good workout yourself! Still working out every day? Here’s to a good week!