Have you ever experienced a Monday that never seems to end? That was my day. I woke up before my alarm went off and breathed a sigh of relief that it was Sunday, then after basking in the fact that I could sleep in I realized it was Monday. That reality would have been harsher if I hadn’t been looking forward to the day.
My attempt to go back to sleep for half an hour was thwarted by my desire to workout before facing the day so I got up and completed Level one of 30-Day Shred. Monday isn’t typically a workout day, but after two workouts yesterday I felt compelled to continue in a healthy way. The half hour I spent working out set the tone for my day, and I’m glad I did it. (Don’t worry. I showered and brushed my hair after that!)
You may recall that Monday is my new weigh-in day, and I’m happy to report that I lost 3.8 pounds. After two weeks of working my way back into a healthy groove I’m down 11.6 pounds, and for the first time in a long time I feel like I can do this again. Sure, I have a long way to go, but it feels great to be on the right track!
Monday meetings seem to work well for me because I’m more conscious of my weekend eating. I found myself looking forward to attending again too, and that makes a huge difference! I like this meeting and the people in it, and I want to succeed with everyone else there. I can’t say that I love this meeting as much as I loved my New York meeting, but it’s possible that I will eventually. I’m comfortable there, and that’s one of the most important factors to consider.
After my meeting I stopped at Whole Foods to pick up something delicious for dinner, and I made a new friend. We had ample time to talk as we waited in line, and we continued our conversation outside. He’s from New York and seemed rather brilliant and friendly so it was easy to talk to him. I love making new friends so I’m glad I made that stop. During our talk he suggested that I season my next batch of kale chips with chipotle, and I plan to do that before the presidential debate.
When I got home I considered working out again, but I opted to wait until today. Instead I began practicing recipes that I plan to make for the holidays (because it’s important to do that while others are around to eat it.) Now I’m ready to tackle Tuesday!
My confidence is on the rise again, and it feels good. I feel like I’m in control of my health today, and I’m keenly aware that it’s up to me to make good choices. I’m feeling strong in my workouts again too. I plan to hit the pavement after I sleep, and I’m already looking forward to continuing my healthy week.
What will you do to make this a healthy week?