Week One Update -- March 7 2020
Saturday, March 07, 2020
In January I had done an hour of exercise per week, and in February I did two hours. I don't really count those months because I was barely exercising and was not tracking my food intake. I had begun the process by slowly cutting back on sweets during that time as I decided "baby steps" was the best way to go for me. This way I wouldn't feel immediately deprived of my favourite treats nor stressed from trying to keep to a stringent workout schedule. I had planned on just three hours of exercise for March, but found I had the time to also add a half-hour on the two in-between days (with weekends off).
Whenever I get "too busy" to exercise and watch what I eat, allowing life to get in the way of self-care, I always forget how good regular exercise feels. Not the actual exercising part, but the increased energy and enthusiasm for life. All I wanted to do before now was curl up on the couch with a book and cookies, but now I want to be productive and do all the things I had been putting off because I felt too tired or had a headache.
I have also found that I am sleeping so much better at night now, too! I tend to become tired earlier on and, with the help of melatonin and more meditation, I have been falling asleep by 1am at the latest and sometimes as early as 11pm even! Considering I am sometimes still wide awake as the sun is coming up (even after taking the meds), this is amazing.
I haven't been able to exercise yet today and I actually feel antsy, like I didn't start my day out right. I don't know if I feel out of sorts from not yet meditating and exercising or if I'm just unable to settle (that happens sometimes). I have had to wait until my mom woke up before I could even think of exercise because the beeping of the treadmill bothers her. I knew she had been up really late as she was still awake when I woke to use the loo in the wee hours of the morning.
What I have done this morning --aside from eating some delicious pancakes with way too much syrup-- is take my measurements and weight. For the past couple weeks I have been sitting at 150lbs, but today I showed the loss of a pound! I also may have lost an inch from my waist, but I'm not entirely sure as I could have measured it oddly last or this time. I am pretty happy about my progress though!
I hadn't been planning to exercise on the weekends, but I think I might want to today? I will do my morning motivational meditation me-time (couldn't resist the alliteration here *L0L*) and see how I feel afterward about jumping on the treadmill for a half hour...