A tiny glimmer of lo-co motivation
The outpouring of support and ideas that flowed after my past 2 blog posts (and their woe-is-me theme) was inspiring and amazing.
Better watch out or I’ll whine more.
Seriously, though – I am very grateful to those who commented (check out some great ideas in the posted comments). It was fantastic – can’t tell you how much it meant to me. Didn’t get me all the way to motivated but it helped. A lot.
So I took the advice many of you gave, and decided to give the I-can’t-manage-to-eat-the-right-things-and-I-feel-like-I’m-failing routine a rest.
Perfectionist that I am, this began as a rather difficult challenge. But as the alternative is to, oh, plan dinners – and that is SO not happening right now – I am working at giving myself a break.
So here goes: big points to me, for not trekking to Wendy’s this past week! Woot! (Oh come on, that is SO LAME. Really? That counts?) I guess, when I consider the multiple Wendy’s trips in the recent weeks past, that it does, kind of, count.
Obviously, I have not been able to let go of this feeling of food failure. So I decided to focus on the exercise thing – try to do something positive on that front.
Truth be told, it wasn’t so much a decision as serendipity. Flipping through my Tivo (yes, I was eating Phish Food), I was delighted to see that Cougartown is back on! And that inspired me to get on the elliptical…and laugh my way through a workout.
Then I backed that up with a brisk walk today.
Though I must admit – I felt badly that I didn’t run. Walking doesn’t really feel like exercising to me.
Even I get that my double-brisk walk (both quickly and in the cold!) is better than just lying on the sofa. So I am officially awarding myself points – and feeling good about – having exercised for 2 consecutive days.
Even though in between, there was a pasta with gorgonzola sauce for dinner.