I’m glad the weekend is finally over. How often do you hear that!? The three days that my husband was gone felt so much longer! But that could just have been my self-fulfilling prophesy.
Knowing that I would sit here and report today was a great motivator for sticking to my weekend goals. So for those of you wondering, I’ll tell you know how I did.
My weekend home alone goals were:
- No cheating or overeating.
- Write down everything I eat.
- A minimum of 45 minutes of cardio every day.
Let’s start with the biggest success first. Exercise! On Friday, after I got home from my weekly strength training workout with my mom and our trainer (lower body only until my injury heals) I got on the boring elliptical for 45 minutes. I has set my goal for that many minutes so I grudgingly did them. But not a minute more. Then Saturday morning I decided that I was better than that. I was going to put in the same time that I would have if my husband had been working out beside me. And an hour and 15 minutes later I was proud of myself:) That afternoon I walked outside with my neighbor for another 40 minutes. And today I got back on that elliptical and did it again and my neighbor and I took another walk. The reality is, I should have set a higher goal for myself and I knew it… but either way, I got it done.
Writing down what I ate was easy enough… when I remembered. I decided that I would use fitday to keep track. I had not done that in years but thought if I had to write things down I might as well satisfy my curiosity at the same time and see how things added up from a nutritional perspective. It was very interesting. So interesting, in fact, that I am going to keep it up a little longer and then write a post about what I learned. I was a bit surprised. Maybe a lot surprised. Regardless, I met that goal too, but it was an easy one.
And now about the eating. I thought about eating a lot this weekend. Not every waking moment, but most. It is crazy how fixated I was on it. But no, I did not overeat or cheat:) But I am going to be honest and share that YOU are the reason why. I thought about it, more than once. I struggled with it. Struggled with the thinking about food. Struggled with finding ways to pass the time other than eating. Struggled to distract myself. And again and again I thought about my commitment that I made on my blog and coming back here to report and I knew that I just did not want to admit failure. Funny that I was more motivated by that emotion than by the idea of just not eating because I shouldn’t overeat or wasn’t hungry. Sigh.
So I, for one, am glad it is finally Monday:)
P.S. My husband gets home late afternoon today. Easy peasy sticking to my plan until then:)