Monday, February 4, 2013
During and After the weekend.....and my weekend mantra
I am very proud to say that today I rowed for 17 minutes on the rower at the gym. It may not seem like much, but it was the most I've been able to do. I did some interval training between those 17 minutes and then about 50 minutes of weight training plus a little walking and stretching later. I've been watching videos to get the proper rowing technique down. Just getting in to that movable seat so low to the ground is a triumph.
During that session, I climbed on this bad boy (all by myself), and did pull ups and dips. I'm short. It's tall and big. I think of it as 'the intimidator". I was proud , dang it.
Also during the weekend, I managed to get a Zumba class and a Yoga class done , but otherwise I guarded the spot in the sofa that is moulded to my butt shape.
I mourned Lady Sybil and yelled at Lord Grantham--Downton Abbey.
I job searched for my husband and sent him links. It's a group effort.
I paid a dang medical bill I didn't want to pay.
I sent an email to my nutritionist that I'm struggling, so now I'm sending daily emails to her with calorie counts, exercise info for the day--for accountability. Ya mean I gotta actually budget/count the calories? total calories today 1680
I made soup. I baked and ate a sweet potato. Coffee..lot's of coffee.
I watched two movies: The Women in Black on HBO (with the actor that plays Harry Potter-very creepy and atmospheric) and also on Cable-Twilight Breaking Dawn part I on Tv and now I want to go to the theater to see part II.
I started reading Sean Anderson's Transformation Road book on my Kindle from the blog "Daily Diary of a Winning Loser". Uncanny how similiar we were in relation to food. Sean is a good writer. I find myself wanting to highlight certain statements.
must read Kindle instructions on how to highlight
The mantra that got me through Yoga when I was planking and donward dogging and doing the warrior was...." I AM HERE".
which is to say I am here, I'm doing this, I'm not on the sofa, I'm not in the bed, I'm not at a superbowl party, I'm not eating, I'm doing something to take care of myself.
I also remembered that I need to 'mother' myself. That might mean comforting or setting limits or just listening.
I miss my mom and have lately wished we could have a cup of coffee together or a breakfast of eggs and toast and just chit chat. I want her advice. I want to joke around with her.
There was more, but those are some highlights. Even though I wrote "dang" a lot it was a better weekend. Yea, it was better.