So I only got 2 days of exercise in last week. I think I went at it too hard Monday and Tuesday since I was so sore that I could barely walk Wednesday through Friday. By Saturday morning the soreness was gone, but I was fighting our latest wave of cubicle plague. I decided to take the weekend to rest.
So far this week I’m 4 for 4 on exercising after work. Today will be day 5. I’ve dusted off my Power 90 level 1/2 DVD and have been making use of that. It has a structure, I’m already familiar with it, and it only takes half an hour or so. (The cardio days take closer to 40 minutes if I do the “ab-ripper” bit they tack on at the end.) Plus, I can do it without leaving the house. I know it’s too early to see any difference on the scale or in the way my clothes are fitting, but that’ll come if I stick with it.
Since at least January I’ve also been struggling – very much a lot – with the whole “I’m angry/stressed/bored/depressed. Screw it, I’m going to hit this drive through” thing. Not just at meal times, but pretty much any time I’m out and about. I know that food won’t fix my feelings. I know this. But it’s such an easy salve – even though I’m well aware that it’ll just leave me feeling worse after the fact.
So far this week I have avoided all drive-throughs. Today was particularly challenging, given some recent developments that I can’t talk about. (It’s okay. I’m… well… I’m not fine, if I’m being completely honest. But I’ll deal.) But I did it. I drove past all 10 drive throughs – and one Sonoran hot dog cart – that are along my usual route home. So there’s that.
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