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Friday, April 9, 2010

One month down, two to go!

Today is day 26/84 for the Body For Life program and tomorrow marks 4 complete weeks under my belt. 4 weeks already!

Remember how well I started the week with my workouts? Well I spoke WAY too soon cause this is how my week went:

S: Cardio X + 60 min jog/walk
T: 20 min elliptical + full body workout

Yup! Today just started and I'm pretty sure I won't get a workout in because I have some family stuff going on right now. Nothing to worry about but my grandpa went into the hospital for pneumonia this past weekend and so I have family in from the outer islands and it's just been busy.

Wednesday I had my entire afternoon planned out to a "T". Get home, cook an early dinner, visit my grandpa in the hospital, hit the gym with Anthony, then get home by 9:00. As I was cooking my lemon salmon and steaming my fresh broccoli, my aunty called me and insisted that we come over for dinner. I told her we couldn't make it because we had a busy schedule that night but at the last minute, changed my mind since I don't get to see them often. As I put my healthy dinner away I got dressed in my gym clothes, thinking I'd hit the gym after dinner even if that meant getting home after 10:30. Well, dinner - which was greasy Chinese take out! - turned to conversations with drinks - which I had one - and a crash-course Windows 7 tutorial for my parents. I didn't end up leaving their house until about 10:30 so there was no way I was making it to the gym. I was actually bummed about it too!

Yesterday I didn't work out but again I meant to. I was so tired when I got home, I hit my bed to just rest a quick 5 mins. 5 minutes turned to 10, 10 minutes turned to 15, and 15 minutes turned into 2 hours! And to make it worse, I wasn't even sleeping! Just dozing in and out of sleep because I wouldn't let myself take a nap because I knew if I did I could kiss my exercise time good-bye. So basicially I was up just lying in bed for two hours! What a waste of time!

And what's my early excuse for not working out today? Hospital visit and family dinner followed by games and drinking - which I'm not doing this time - which will last almost all night. And why can't I go to the gym before or after all this? Because Anthony works tonight and he has the car from 4:30 - 12:00a, which means I go straight from work to my parents' house so I can't workout at my place first. No way for me to get to the gym after either. Pretty lame excuses but it is what it is. I'm going to try and get a run in when I'm at my parents' house but the weather has been rainy and wet all week long so we'll see. Pathetic... I know!

I'm so tired of making excuses for why I can't workout or eat right!

Instead I need to think of reasons why I CAN!

Can I also say that I'm a little bummed about this? I never got confirmation that it was an April Fool's Day joke but I assumed it was. I'm not bummed about the huge 128 oz. being a joke but I am bummed about Starbucks not rolling out the little 2 oz. version. I actually thought it was a brilliant idea! Imagine craving your favorite high calorie Starbucks drink and going in, paying some ridiculous price (as it always will be, right?) but being able to get a shots worth of your drink. Kills the craving and saves you some major calories.

I'm not a Starbucks consumer at all strictly because of the calorie/nutrition content of their drinks but that 2 oz. size would have brought me back as a customer.

I'm just saying...


Dayne Gingrich said...

It definitely IS tough to keep on keepin on during our busy life! We all take mini-breaks, and should if we're feeling burned out.

Looks like you just couldn't get out for your workout... what about inside your house?

You said on your comment to me... you're having a difficult time feeling like a fitness person. This is only because of all the past bad habits that have been linked into your unconscious. In other words, you never were before, so in order to become one now, you must say it, feel it, and do it OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN!

Your "non fitness" self image was created over years of constant repetition, so in order to create the 'new you'... stay discipline and focus on the fitness part of you future every day.

If you haven't already, you should check out my video blog I posted a couple days ago... it talks creating what you want (and who you'll become) through feelings and thoughts.


~HoneyB~ said...

You can do it! It is hard to keep to the schedule of working out... just think of how great youll feel when your done!

Love reading your posts!

Kyle Gershman said...

Don't read anything into your week. It was just a bad combination of different circumstances...you are still an exercise queen!

Boomer said...

Annie, I know it is frustrating when your training plans don't pan out. It always seems to snowball out of control too. It happens to me too. However, you can take this as a good sign that you have made that lifestyle transition where your health and fitness is becoming an important part of your life. Take the distractions as they come then get back on track as soon as you can. Ohana is important so this past week is understandable.