I bought a large container of spinach recently so I’ve been thinking of ways to use it other than in smoothies. I’m not one for cooked spinach usually so I’m going out of my comfort zone a bit. This morning … Continue reading
My week 3 report is delayed as I had a very terrible week. I woke up Sunday night feeling awful and I ended up being sick most of the week. Went back to work on Wednesday but was still feeling weak so decided to go home. Then I noticed my kitty was having symptoms of a urinary blockage (I used to work as a veterinary assistant so knew what I was seeing) and so I ended up spending the rest of the week looking after him. $1200 later he is OK but it really put me through the ringer.
Well here we are, another Friday and another week done. I feel really good about this week’s progress although my emotions have been up and down throughout the week. First things first, let’s see how I did with the goals I set last week.
I had planned to walk to work 3 times this week, I did twice and I could do today but I will see how I am feeling as I am fighting a bug of some kind and want to ensure I listen to my body. Although I am a bit short on this goal, I have been using my fitbit every day and have increased my steps goal from 7000-8500 and have met this goal each day with one day even having over 16000 and another one over 11000 so I have definitely increased my activity.
- Went swimming
- Stayed Vegetarian
- Drank around 72oz or more of water each day
- Walked to and from work once (the picture above was taken yesterday on the walk home)
- Had a moderate amount of alcohol and logged it in my diary
- Logged my food every day
- Joined a Facebook Fitness group and participated actively
- Supported my colleagues with their fitness goals
- Brought my lunch to work every day
- Practiced the Ukulele every evening and mastered a new chord
I am experiencing something of a rock bottom. Well I would rather phrase that in a more positive way, but in addition to focusing on the positive changes that I plan to make, I need to realize the hole I have dug myself into and the steps that brought me there. Since my move my weight has creeped up and I have gained about 15lbs since the summer (and I have probably rounded that up to an even 20 with the holidays but I am not getting near a scale until I have done some work). I have a million excuses that I make to myself, it’s not that bad, I’m going through a breakup, I’ll start tomorrow, just one more time, I’m tired, It’s OK it’s the weekend, etc.
But now I am stuck here with a big belly, low energy and feeling pretty crappy about the whole thing. I am not going to wallow in things at this point, but I am going to take action and get myself back to where I want to be, to where I am really myself.
I started this morning by walking to work, it is a brisk 15-20 min walk and I will repeat it for the way home. I am also having a Vega smoothie with fruit for breakfast. I plan to drink a lot of water and tea today as well.
My goals for the month of January are as follows:
- Keep a positive attitude
- Transition to eating clean
- Drink lots of water
- Drink less booze
- Read 4 books
- Go on 2 good hikes
- Practice Ukulele every day