Mar 15, 2010

The best laid schemes....

“The best laid schemes o' mice and men Gang aft a-gley; And leave us naught but grief and pain For promised joy”

Robert Burns (1759-1796)

Monday always signals a new beginning to me, a chance to start fresh and make up for mistakes.

Today was a Monday gone wrong from the moment I woke up - I won't bore you with the mundane details of my daily life gone awry - but I can honestly say I am glad this Monday is coming to a close.

My weekend plans were equally awry and I felt like I accomplished naught that I set out to. I hate the feeling of wasting time or being unproductive; I need to learn to accept that not everything I plan will work out the way I planned - another life's lesson that I am working on.

I came home from work tonight, threw some chicken in the oven and then headed out for a walk. My legs were just not feeling it - I couldn't find my stride, my jacket was flapping, my pants were driving me nuts - nothing was right!  I just kept putting one foot in front of the other and did the shorter route around my neighbourhood; not in the best time but I forced myself to finish. My legs have been feeling like lead for a few days now and no amount of stretching or long soaks in the tub seem to be helping. They truly feel heavy, I've never experienced it before.

Tomorrow I will walk at lunch time again. Today I was 3 hours late for work and wasn't quite cheeky enough to get up and leave for an hour when I'd only been there for an hour ;)

This past week, I walked 14.89 km in 4 days. My goal was to walk every day so I fell short there, but I did walk 2x for two days so I am feeling good about that.

This week I am aiming for 7/7 days again but I'd like to hit 20 km. That's only just a little more than 5km than last week and is about an hour's worth of walking, if I hit the 7/7 days that is easily doable - so I'll check back next Monday and let you know how I did.  In the meantime, my mini should update daily. Thanks to Tamara for helping me out so I could get it on my blog.

Points Eaten 26/26
Activity Points Earned 2
Moving 25 minutes- 1.95 km


  1. Wow, that is quite a schedule you have. At that rate you should be losing big time! Good luck, Enz.

  2. Congrats on pushing through the yuck ! That always counts for a boatload of points on the grand scale of things !

    The heaviness in your legs- it is a possibility that something with your sleeping situation has shifted or changed, and it is putting extra pressure on your spine at night and the heaviness is the result. Try shifting your pillows, rotating your mattress and so forth to see if it helps ( same goes with your chairs and so on). If it does not improve things and you are still feeling this by next week, it would be a wise idea to have it checked out. You might be developing varicose veins or something else ( I know- another joy of aging !)

  3. I think goals are great if you can accept not meeting them without having a more negative impact than its worth. First, I think you are doing great since you have stuck to your plans even though you haven't done as well as you'd want to. My success has been in having no real goals. I'm not a goal guy. I just have one daily go to bed each night confident that I've done my best. That is all...simple. When I don't hit goals, I get so discouraged that I'm more likely to throw the baby out with the bath water than keep going. It is totally a personality thing. If you are okay with your own reaction to not making a goal, than goals are fabulous. It just isn't my thing, though I know I'm doing awesome without having specific goals for myself.

  4. It's so frustrating when plans go awry! Good for you for looking to tomorrow as another opportunity!

  5. 3 hours late! Did the daylight savings time bite you?

  6. Ugh, I hate days like that. I hope today proves to be much better for you!

  7. I like your walking goals. As of yet I have not set exercise goals; I think it is about time I start doing that.

  8. Well between us we did a decent day - sort of. I am just taking it one day at a time but you know you can allow yourself one day a week of rest (says she that is allowing herself 7 days a week sort of)

  9. Good goals and that's just the way to do it - one foot in front of the other.

    Can you tell me how to get the mini onto the blog?