We were pummeled with 17” of snow over the weekend. School was even called off on Monday and pretty much the whole town was shut down. Pretty surreal considering we normally have this little bubble that protects us from all the major snowstorms.
That wasn’t the only bubble that burst. My healthy habits bubble burst as well. I wish I could pop in here and say how peachy keen everything is going for me and that this new me is loving the
changes healthy habits I’m trying to incorporate into my life. But I can’t because I’m not. This is hard. For me, the hardest part is that my whole family isn’t on board with me. It’s just me (less sugar) against them (lotsa sugar).
Maybe it’s not that I’m not enjoying the changes…I just haven’t fully adjusted. I
broke down allowed myself to have sweets last week. One day it was 2 jellybeans, the next it was ice cream, then some gobstoppers, and it seems that now I can’t stop. The first week when I cut back on sugar I did fine. Then the second week has been a whole ‘nother story. I’m trying my hardest to remember this is a journey, not an overnight “ta-da!”. One day at a time.
The other main habit I was trying to incorporate for April is to wake up by 7 a.m each morning. I’m sure you are wondering how that’s going for me. Yeah, not so well. I have only been up before 7 three or so days this month, which is pretty frustrating. I know that it would help if I could actually get my butt in bed before 11:30, but I’m going to be honest and say that I haven’t really been trying that hard. Most nights my head hits the pillow at 11:30 and I’m out within a few minutes.
As for exercise, I’m still keeping up. I even went so far as to restart the C25K. I’m not starting over from the very beginning, I decided to start at week 6. I did w6d1 yesterday and felt pretty good afterwards. No foot pain! I have been having some slight hip pain though, and I’m not sure if it’s from the walking at home video or what. It’s not uber painful though, so for now I’m just pushing through, with the help of Advil.
Even though this week was less than perfect, I do have one good thing that happened. Weigh-in was at 171!!!
Thoughts from you? Any suggestions on how to make myself get out of bed earlier each morning?