I was just updating my Weakly Roundup page for Week 6, and I noticed how stupid I was being.
I’d spent the second half of the week feeling like a lard ass who was completely lacking motivation, dedication and drive – because I’d had 2 days this week with no exercise. Then I realised that if I was reading someone elses stats, I would be impressed by their effort of getting out there and doing it at all, that they kept going back for more, and I think I’d even be a bit inspired… so why can’t I cut myself some slack?
I’d spent the second half of the week feeling like a half a failure because I have been eating crappy. Although my food choices are okay (??) I haven’t been eating enough to cover what I’ve been doing, and I am still yet to achieve a good balance. I know what I need to do, I’m just too lazy to do it. I’ve also found that getting enthusiastic about eating is difficult when you’re not hungry. If you’re only going through the motions because you have to, you just eat stuff. Sure, it’s low fat, high GI, protein/carbs unrefined WHATEVER, but it’s still eating crap.
How to overcome this? Alright, like the guy said ‘You know what you have to do, you just have to put it into practice’. I am happy with the way that the exercise is going at the moment (dispite having ‘moments’!), so I should concentrate on eating better – for the next week at least. Breakfast is easy, I got that one down pat last year, so I need to work on the other two meals of the day. And no, I don’t really like to snack unless I absolutely must – ie sugar levels dropping, temper fraying, – I find I eat too much. So I’ll concentrate on meals. One of the best ways I’ve found to keep yourself honest, is meal planning. Which has completely gone to shit since the lush of my life has been away (Things are so much easier when you have a companion who is also supportive and encouraging, don’t you think?), so I think the take home message for today is meal planning.
(I think this calls for a new page, and an updated objective list too!)
Saw the doc, and she put me on cold and flu tablets – which now carry a warning about exercising in the heat while taking them. Given I live in the tropics, and it’s always bloody hot, I’m not taking any chances.
Contrary to my opinion earlier today that I was on the downhill slide to hospitalisation with vertigo, I now think that things are moving in there – cos it got very, very itchy at one point. Which made me delieriously happy, and made my work collegues look at me very strangely while I was wiggling my finger in my ear furiously and grinning like a loon…
Hopefully tomorrow I won’t feel so odd, and will be able to partake in some light activity. Gym opens at 8, remember? And no swimming without ear drops and plugs!
The scales have not been kind this week, and I know it’s all due to eating badly – ie not enough, and not properly balanced. One more week until the cook gets home, and I’m so looking forward to it, I’m grinning now. Maybe it’s the tablets?
I started work early and missed PT – as planned. I was lucky enough to have someone fill in at lunch so I could go to boxing circuits – bless his little cotton socks, and hope he’s in a good mood tomorrow (think I might have to add the words ‘buy’ and ‘beer’ into the equation tho!)…
I also went for a waddle in the afternoon. I did have a pic for you, but the phone has decided it’s above sending emails, once again. *sigh*…
Anyhoo… I did 3.7K, so my running total (ha! see that? I’m so cool!) is 7.2 or 7.3. I’m happy with it so far, and am going to try hard to do the 5k tomorrow, but we’ll see how it goes. Lunch is stretching, so that’ll be a killer. Isn’t it funny how many people think it’s sissy stuff? I’m going to die, aren’t I?
I did nothing in the morning – work got in the way, nothing at lunch – my foul mood got in the way, and nothing after work – cos I got fish and chips for dinner.
And while they were good, they weren’t as great as last time. Think I’ll leave it for a few months till I try again. Unfortunately on the exercise front things aren’t looking much better… I will try and have someone fill in for me at lunch, but don’t fancy my chances. If that’s the case, I’m doing something after work. Squash and a treadmill perhaps? I still need to get my k’s in for Japan!
Or whatever it is that we’re up to now…
Recap from last week –
swim 75m DONE! beaten by 25, and in two strokes!
- 5k cross country NOT DONE. stupid missing runners. now I have to wait for another week to try it- this week is a path run.
- eat properly IN PROGRESS. and the proof is in the pictures.
- drink more water NOT SURE. I didn’t get dehydrated like last week, but I didn’t run on Wed night, so it’s hard to tell. I never drink enough when I’m at home, so it’s going to be an ongoing issue.
This week –
- Repeat swimming – 100m in two strokes.
- #RunForJapan – $5 per kilometre
- Get through the week!
Okay, so they’re a bit wishy washy this week, but as you’ll recall, I never said I was any good at goals or objectives. On the whole, I’m very pleased with how I’m going. Sure, I could be doing more, but it’s a good effort – I’m losing weight (slowly, which is good), I’m eating properly (not too little, not too much), I’m exercising almost daily, I’m not thrashing myself at one thing so I’m going to avoid repetative injuries (that’s the theory anyway!), physically I’m doing the right things, and mentally I think I’m the best I’ve been since I don’t know when.
Here’s to another week of challanges, trials, tribulations and dramas.!
And I ran. I found my inspiration – #RunForJapan !
I’m going to run for 2 weeks and donate $5 per kilometre… and if I don’t think I’ve done enough, then I’ll make it a month.
So far, 3.6k. And it was humid and gross and felt like I ran another 10 on top of it, so while it wasn’t much, it was something. And I did it, and I’m glad I did. Now I have to mow the lawn while it’s not raining – who knows how long that will last!!