longer hours, we had the higher ups in town, I was dealing with several difficult project situations and there were going to be a ton for food temptations.
I went into the week as positive as I could be about how the week would go. I thought I would start the week out on the right foot and go to the gym to start training for my half marathon in February. My fiancé had an early flight on Monday morning and had to leave the house at 4:30 am and he was to get me up so I could get to the gym. He did a great job and woke me up, the issue is that I had been up almost the whole night and I had just fallen asleep. I got up to see him off but knew that I needed to go back to bed because if I didn’t get more sleep it would be a bad week. We all know things about ourselves and I know that if I do not get enough sleep I will be over emotional and completely stressed.
Is this really going to be the start of my week? Oh yes, it was!
On Monday and Tuesday, I didn’t get home until at least 5:45 pm which didn’t leave much time to work out, eat and accomplish the few tasks I needed to get done each night. So I picked up supper at Wendy’s both night, I made really good choices though. Both nights, I had a full size salad (Asian Cashew Chicken Salad (5 points) on Monday and a full size Apple Pecan Chicken Salad (9 points)) and a Sour Cream and Chive Baked Potato (8 points). They were healthy and filling not to mention really good too. However, after eating I was so exhausted that I didn’t get my workouts in. I opted for sleep because of the reasons mentioned above.
On Wednesday, I knew it would be a long day because I had an early meeting (8am) and a late meeting (4-5:30pm). The day pretty much started out started out bad and continued to go down the hill. I got to my desk and there were 3 boxes of chocolates, I love the gesture but I really don’t need candy. Then we had several items within our project blow up and that sent me into a tailspin. I had done a very good job of planning ahead because I know that my team would be going out for pizza at lunch. That all fell out the window, by 10 am I had eaten two frosted sugar cookies, by 11 am I had added a large piece of toffee to the list. At noon, we left for lunch and I planned on one piece of pizza and wouldn’t you know it I ate two. If all that was not enough we stopped at the candy store on the way back to the office. I bought the team sponge candy and had two pieces of that.
I really started to feel bad about my choices and regret eating all of the food. However, I couldn’t go back and undo it so I had to look forward. I tracked each and every piece of anything I had put in my mouth. I was really surprised that it ended up not being as bad as I thought it would be. That helped me to realize that my next meal had to be responsible so I didn’t go too far over my daily points. The nice thing was that I hadn’t touched any of my weekly or activity points so in all reality my day as far from shot. The day ended up running long and I don’t get home until almost 7 pm so I did something I don’t like to do but will if need be, I had one of those frozen proportioned meals. However, I also had fresh veggies so that it was more filling.
Again, I didn’t workout on Wednesday because I also have my weekly Beachbody call on Wednesday nights. So after that was finished it was off to bed because it was a mentally trying day. I woke up on Thursday morning with a renewed attitude, I have no idea why but I was going to stay positive! It was the first day this week that went well! I had no food issues
and I would actually be able to get a workout in! The workout however didn’t happen because my fiancé had just got home so I wanted to spend some time with him.
I wish the week would have gone differently, but you know what, I survived it! I would have loved to have time to work out and start my half marathon training. However, I knew going
into this week it was going to be a harder week so I have to accept the wins. And I have to say, I think there were a few wins – I only went over my points one day and it was not too
bad (14 points), I got in over 5 miles worth of steps each day, & I made good food choice with limited time!
Next week is going to be just as hard with Christmas in there and we are going to be traveling. But I will go into that at a later date…