Monday, April 26, 2010

Week 28

Day 196:

Short post.

This weekend was a party weekend. Friday I went shopping with my daughter and Saturday was her birthday party. I also had the opportunity to go out with friends to see a band Saturday night. So after all the activity and preparation and stress and partying on Saturday night. My Sunday was a daze and this morning I was exhausted. I was actually not as conscious of what I ate and didn't do a very good job of planning the weekend. No workout this morning.

While I feel guilty and have a HUGE urge to blow off everything and exercise for hours to make myself feel like I wasn't "bad"... I really think I need to just relax a bit. Its great being motivated and its great having a goal I want to reach, but I can't let this guilt affect other parts of my life. In other words, I was once addicted to fast food, chocolate, ice cream, caffeine, etc. I don't want to trade in one addiction for another one. (Even if its considered healthier). Besides in looking back at my weigh ins and calories for the week, I did well considering all these events.

I guess maybe what's getting to me is the uncertainty. I'm approaching the end of Spring and getting so close to Summer. So there's this urge to work work work and make it happen. But in doing so will I tire myself out? Slow and steady wins the race usually, right? How much is too much? Life sometimes gets in the way of my goal, and if I can't learn to cope with it when it hits me, then what am I learning from all this.

Regardless, I'm still going to get back on track after the weekend. One weekend of frivolity isn't the issue. Its continued days/weeks/months of unhealthy living that causes weight gain and issues. Back to daily morning workouts and calorie counting. Stay on track. :o)


  1. Life is unpredictable. Little things come along and throw us off our intended course all the time. Don't fret over it. Just get back on track with the new week, and go on with things as you have been. The trick is to not let these things derail you. Don't worry about it, don't punish yourself for it. These things happen. Such is life. ^.^

  2. Don't even worry about what happened yesterday, or this past weekend...or this past year. Because unless you have a time machine, there's nothing you can do about it. In the immortal words of John Lennon, "let it be." And keep moving forward.
    Keep up the awesome attitude and all the hard work! You're doing great!

  3. What you said in that last paragraph is the key and exactly how I see it. It takes 3500 extra calories to gain just one pound so there's no sense in beating yourself up for one night or even one weekend of indulgences!