Lessons to be learnt from a bad weekend

Saturday, March 24, 2012

I am having a pretty good weekend so far this week. I have stuck to my calorie range and have still some to have a treat – I am going to a friend’s house so I can have something small.

I have done my three mile walk in forty five minutes despite feeling a bit sore as I have done a lot of exercise this week.

I broke ligaments in my ankle and a bone in my leg two years ago and my ankle can still get sore if I do too much (any suggestions on how to improve this would be appreciated). I am hoping that the more exercise I do the better it will get.

I am not writing all this to brag about how good I have been today – rather I am trying to figure out why I can do good this weekend and last weekend I put on 2lbs over the weekend. (If I don’t learn from it then it really was a failure!)

This is what I have done differently today

1. I made time for my usual healthy breakfast instead of making do with a slice of toast and tea.

2. I made sure I drank water all day – I am convinced that for me this one is hugely important. I feel so much better when I drink a lot. I definitely retain water when I don’t drink enough of it!! Funny that!

3. I made time for my 10 minute walk – which turned into forty five minutes.

I believe that these three simple steps have prevented me from falling off the wagon again this weekend.

I must read it tomorrow and every Friday night (until I learn) to keep me from sabotaging my week day efforts every weekend.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend. Remember we do not need excess food to enjoy ourselves.

And we don’t deserve to overindulge – we deserve to live as healthy a life as we possibly can!!
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    Great job staying on track and learning from mistakes! Even if we make the same "mistake" twice, I think sometimes it takes a few tries before we really figure out how to make the best choice in the future. So don't beat yourself up in case things didn't go so well. :) You are doing great! emoticon
    3292 days ago
    Thanks for the comment on my blog post. It's really helping me stay strong in my efforts to change.

    I'm also really impressed with your changes! I think I might have to adopt a few (cough cough eating breakfast everyday...). I think it's a great idea to keep reminding yourself of ways to stick to your goals. Good luck for the rest of today and the future weekends!

    Again, thank you so much for your blog comment. :D
    3309 days ago
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    Congratulations on your positive efforts so far this weekend!

    I agree about the water - it really does make a difference. So I do think that is helping contribute to your success.

    Isn't that funny about exercise? How it's easier to do more once we get started - sometimes even hard to stop before we overdo it!

    Sorry to read about that old injury. I really struggle with plantar faciitis. I have to try to make time after my cardio to ice my foot - I can't always make the time right away so I have to do it later. Would ice &/or elevation afterwards help? It's my understanding that exercise does promote an irritation (although good for us) but ice helps to ease that. Hope that helps.

    Your hard work continues to inspire me!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
    3310 days ago
  • STARLITE4868
    Good for you for figuring out how to stay on track, the weekends are definitively a challenge for everyone. I plan on writing something similar on Monday if all goes to plan this weekend.
    3310 days ago
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