I hope you all had a fabulous holiday weekend! I know I did, but right now I am feeling a bit stressed – as if there is not enough time left in the week for me to finish everything I need to get done.
That is why this post is totally random and all over the place.
So I apologize if I haven’t commented on your blogs lately, I have been doing a lot of reading on my google reader at night, just not a lot of commenting this week. Just know that I am giving you a virtual fist pump as you are working your way into 2012.
Part of what makes this week crazy is that this is my last week at my old job and I am feeling a bit of a time crunch. There is so much to do to close out the projects I have going and bring them to the people who are following me in an understandable fashion. It is tough picking up where someone left off, so I am hoping that what I leave behind makes some sense.
I have decided to really start watching my diet more closely. I kind of turned into the Tasmanian Devil over the holidays.
There were just too many goodies and I had no self control. I went from, “Well, I will have 1…” to “Heck with it. Nummy Nummy Munch Munch Munch Snort…”
I ate like crap.
I find the biggest challenge to eating healthy are the people who eat unhealthily around me. I am tempted by what they are eating – the pizza (I love pizza), the cheese laden and carb loaded everything, the sweets. I will do really good at one meal, then lose it at the next.
It isn’t their fault, I am in control of what I eat (you would question that if you saw me snarf down those truffles this weekend) and I can’t blame anyone but myself for my shortcomings on the diet front.
I will be starting a food journal that will help me track what I am eating. I probably won’t share it here because I figure you don’t want to hear about what I am eating, but I will keep you up to date on the progress.
I am squeezing in my workouts this week, and Sharpie has actually given me a lighter week as a mental break, which is pretty well timed given the travel time I will have this week, although I yearn for the longer workouts.
It is weird that I miss my 8 hour bike rides?
My HR training is going about the same, it is literally the most frustrating thing I have ever done to do something that I used to think was fun. I get it, there will be payoff, stick it out, trust the process, blah blah blah.
I will stick with it – because I am stubborn like that. I am just saying, it is a lot harder than I thought it was going to be to train this way, especially in Caratunk, Maine in the winter. I get cold!
Also Sharpie has been having me do yoga. I still can’t do pigeon pose without crying, but this week I touched my toes for the first time in a very long time, so I think I am making progress. I will provide photographic proof.
It is a little embarrassing. I was always that girl who couldn’t reach past her feet on the flex test at school.
“So we need to get you doing some yoga. Ideally 2x/week, so get into a yoga class if you can so we are sure you are doing the positions correctly..”
“Yeah…so the closest yoga class is over an hour away. I have some videos…would those work?”
“Oh. OK, not ideal, but we can use videos, sure. But we also need to get your weight program started, where is the closest gym?”
“At the yoga place.”
“OK…and is this near the pool?”
“No, the pool is another 30 minutes from there.”
“Has electricity hit Caratunk yet?”
We both burst out laughing. Honest, I am not trying to be a pain in the butt.
The good news is that I might be able to start using a neighbors home gym, which is basically like a real gym, but in their barn. That would make things much more convenient.
I hope you all have a fabulous day!