Let's look at the positives from Monday to Thursday this week:
- Eating - excellent, within points, clean, healthy food with the exception of one meal last night and I took all my own meals to work.
- Coffee - 1 cup per day.
- Water - about 2 L per day.
- Tracking - every single bite.
What's not working:
- Getting to the gym - some excuses, some legit reasons - either way - I need to make it work.
- Getting to Weight Watchers to weigh in!
Some good stuff on the horizon though - the weather is looking up for the weekend and I have a hike planned for Sunday and a gym session Saturday morning. I'd like to get outside for a run at least one of those days as well. I had hoped to get outside for a run tomorrow night but my son and his girlfriend are coming over and I haven't seen Iain in over a week so I don't want to take time away from him.
I can go to WW first thing Saturday morning to weigh in and still manage to get all the other stuff done and hopefully next week, I’ll get to my Wednesday night meeting. Last night was the night of mishaps and I just couldn’t make it in time. (Actually my whole day yesterday could be a blog post – but I don’t want to rehash negative feelings so I’m letting it go…breathe Enza, just breathe!).
The biggest challenge for me is time - work, groceries, cooking, food prep, laundry, housework and spending what little time is left with the boys makes taking time to go running or go to the gym feel like I am taking time from them. My days are longer in the Winter, I get home a full hour (sometimes more) later than in the summer so it always feels like I am neglecting someone or something.
It all comes down to what's important to me, right?
Without a doubt - my boys are the most important aspect of my life right now and although I know in my head that being healthy and happy and around for a long time setting an example of good eating and exercise (finally!) is the best thing I can do for them and me...I hate that I only have an hour or so of real time with them every night.
It will work out - it always does. What seems insurmountable today seems ridiculously easy tomorrow.