This health and fitness and transformation thing is really a marathon and not a sprint. I feel like I’m definitely taking two steps forward and the next week I take three steps back.
Last Wednesday, I backed out of my race I had planned for this past Sunday. There was no way I could do it. By Monday I was going stir-crazy. I had not exercised since the previous Sunday and I felt like a big blob. I went to the fitness center during lunch, in hopes of at least walking on the treadmill or doing the elliptical. I went for the elliptical and suffered through 16 minutes before calling it.
The upside is that it appears my antibiotic I finished last week is starting to work now (it’s amazing how those things work after you’ve completed them.) The downside is I feel like I’ve lost tons of fitness. I’ve definitely gained weight back.
This is the week where I make my healthy food choices. I took grapefruit for a snack yesterday. Today I have an apple and another grapefruit. It’s all about the fruit for me. And less candy corn. I love candy corn.
My meals are planned out, and they’re all healthy and balanced. I have 3 (!!!) slow cooker meals this week, so I don’t have much of an opportunity to bail on my dinner plans if dinner is already made.
So I can still lose a (small) turkey by Thanksgiving. And I can still transform myself. I’ve just hit a minor bump in this road to healthier living.
Have you hit any mental or physical health roadblocks recently? How are you handling fitness heading into the busy holiday season?