Monday, April 4, 2011

Day 2 - Adapting to Challenges

Well, my first day was great.  Terrific workout, ate healthy all day (if you don't include the largish glass of red wine LOL), got to sleep at a good time, drank lots of water, worked in garden for about 3 hours, got my meal plan for the week ready, updated my journal for both yesterday and today.  I was all set to start this challenge at full throttle.

I don't honestly know what happened.  My alarm was set for 4:15 a.m.  I don't know if I hit the "off" button instead of the "snooze", but when I opened my eyes, it was 5:00 a.m.  Crap!  Bad start to the day.  But I ate healthy, kept a positive attitude, and the weather co-operated with me.  I was able to get out for a brisk 45 minute walk at lunch.  It felt great!  I tried very hard to restrict my coffee intake to 1 cup today.  This weather was just too much for me.  I broke down and had a second around 3:30.  But I avoided my old trap of grabbing a chocolate bar while I waited for Barry to pick me up tonight.  As it turned out, he arrived at the same time I did so it would have been a waste.

Did I mention that I broke part of my temporary crown?  It's not really painful but my jaw hurts.  Maybe it's just the weather.  Cold front is moving in.  So the dinner I was going to make is going to have to wait.  I'm having softer food that I don't have to chew much.  *sigh*

But onwards and upwards.  I'm going to make sure I get my journal updated for today and tomorrow, get to bed early and get up all bright and busy-tailed for a good leg workout tomorrow at 4:15.

The "old" me, would have gotten frustrated, thrown up hands up and think "well there's my day gone".  The "new" me, however, knows that life happens and we just have to learn to adapt.  So while I didn't get my ab workout done, I did get my cardio in.  And I ate lightly.

Tomorrow's another day ... the sun will be out (albeit a little cooler), my permanent crown gets inserted, and Barry's workout is tomorrow night.  Life is looking good!

Enjoy :)


  1. You so rock my friend!! I'm liking what I'm reading ( not the broken crown ... but glad that is was a temp. ,..still ouch).
    Your positive attitude and go getter outlook ... is making me stay on track for our swimsuit adventure... I'm so proud of you!! and thanks for inspiring ... xo (c) HHL