Find your true source of motivation. – David Kirsch
I’m going to be honest with you all – today was not a great day. I don’t think that I’m equipped to have only shakes for breakfast AND dinner – the lack of “food” food finally caught up with me today.
My morning started well with…
Lunch was rough…
Students are returning to campus soon, so the students who work with the campus’ Student Entertainment & Awareness League (SEAL) are back for training. All the professional staff in the office were invited to have lunch with the SEAL Team today, and I was very happy to go. Luckily, there was a turkey sandwich option, which I could easily dissect. I did have to call Jason after lunch to have him talk me down from the ledge that was a bag of chips and a chocolate chip cookie. I survived and opted to have another snack size serving of almonds instead 🙂 .
Unfortunately, I forgot to come to work prepared for the small lunch and by mid-afternoon, I was crashing.
Today also happened to be grocery shopping day, and I knew that I would need to be strong for the trip. We don’t buy groceries in Whitewater – we have only one grocery store and not only does their selection stink, but they are ridiculously expensive. Instead, we drive to nearby Delavan to shop at Super Walmart. Of course, there just happens to be a Chili’s right there where we do pre-grocery shopping dinner.
Can you sense where this is going?
Minus one or two wings already
I couldn’t take it anymore. I was weak, tired, and my head hurt. I broke down and we ordered the chips and salsa – which we absolutely love – and I went with what I really wanted: boneless buffalo wings.
My headache went away and I felt much better – not sure if that’s good or bad. One good thing, though: I didn’t eat them all like I usually do.
I don’t feel guilty about dinner. I listened to my body and went with what it “needed.” Do I wish I had chosen something healthier than chicken wings? Yes. Would I have felt even remotely satisfied with a piece of salmon and broccoli instead? No.
Back on the wagon tomorrow, but no more shakes for dinner 🙂 .
Today was not the best workout day either. Jason and I were going to get up early to do a short training run, but I barely got any sleep and just couldn’t muster the motivation to get up. I let myself sleep in just a bit, then got up to tackle my first Legs/Butt Toning Routine.
Other Thoughts on the Day
Clearly, I didn’t follow the plan today. Feeling run-down was my challenge. I’m a little upset that I did look to food to make me feel better, but I did need it. Believe me, it could have been worse. Again, I passed up the cookie and chips at lunch, and I passed up more treats and cookies later in the day.
My legs/butt workout was tough, but I could definitely feel my muscles working. I was a little disappointed in myself for not doing my cardio workout, but Jason and I are planning to get out tomorrow evening for our short run – hopefully after it’s cooled down a little bit.
Going forward, I’m going to pull back a little. No more extreme – shakes for dinner was not a good idea. I learned my lesson, which is part of this process, too 🙂 .
4 Days Down, 10 To Go!