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How’s THAT for ‘no more excuses’

Tired, heavy-limbed, I got out of bed, I got back into bed. I got out of bed, I climbed back on the bed. I finally pulled on my jogging clothes, paused at the front door and started my little 1km wake up call.

Within 2 seconds my pants started to fall down. These are old gym pants I hadn’t worn forever.

I pulled them up.

They fell down.

Fall-down pants

Fall-down pants

And so we continued this dance on for the 1km circuit around the block. Up and down, up and down.

Even though I firmly believe that having fall-down-pants is a totally legitimate excuse to cancel running, I stayed the course with my hands clutching my waistline.

 

What’s the opposite of #winning?

After yesterday’s Day of #Win, today I am having an opposite day. A Day of Lose. A Day of Loss. A Day of Losership. A Losing Day.

Whatever you call it, I am just feeling down. I am so tired. So depressed. I feel like I have washed all the #win out of me, and I barely want to face life. My kids are picking up on my low mood and exacerbating it with constant whining. I donked my head this morning cleaning weet-bix off the floor. I found a disgusting thing in the car which I then had to clean. I planned exercise and I didn’t do it. I even failed at emotional eating – I went to the cupboard for crackers and dip and we were OUT OF CRACKERS. My sister and mum offered to watch the kids while I went for a pedi and I was even too depressed to take them up on the offer.

Phew. Its good to get that out.

Let’s look at the positives.

  • I may be tired but I’m not appreciably sore
  • I’m tired because I annihilated my exercise this week. I’m ahead of the game.
  • I didn’t eat chocolate even though I would normally do that when I feel low on energy
  • I deserve a rest day
  • The kids are kids and do have their whiny days. Its what kids sometimes do especially when it is so hot. But they did actually perk up after lunch.
  • My sister (aka my hero) gave me some Teresa Cutter protein powder to try, so I now have a smoothie to look forward to. She also made me a salad for lunch.
  • A friend had gone to the markets and dropped around a GIGANTIC AMOUNT OF VEGES. After giving half of them away, we still have more than enough to bathe in them if we wanted, so this week will be a veritable ORGY of VEGES for dinner.
  • Last but not least, the kids are having a little nap, so I have some time to just lie on the bed and do nothing except stare at the fan. Oh bliss!

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This is the part of the massive pile of fruit and vege that we gave away!

Let’s hope tomorrow picks up 🙂

 

Update: I just checked my calorie spreadsheet. It turns out I had already met my calorie-deficit goal for the week. Even if I also do absolutely no exercise on Sunday too. That’s motivation to at least take a walk on Sunday and push it over the line. 

Pushing through

Today I had a great mind-over-matter experience.

All morning I was quote lethargic and almost feeling depressed. I had no energy to do anything. I contemplated whether to do my jog or not.

I told myself if I made it down there and started that I could quit if I had to.

Once I go there I told myself I could quit after 2km if I had to.

Once I got to 2km I told myself I could quit at 3km if I had to.

I got to 4km and since my goal was only 4.5km, I kept going. I got to 4.5km and just kept going till I got to 4.75km. Point proven, I let myself stop.

I’m still tired, but at least I smashed some Ks.

Loving fitbit

Fitbit breaks down my steps / calories over the day. The dense pink is my run and the later little pink is my walk to the station.

AWESOME!