This week started out with travel delays and ended up with lots of poorly controlled grazing (no binges, per se, just lots of putting things in my mouth I didn’t need!) so I am looking at today as a total reset. It’s rare, but sometimes you really do look forward to Monday. 🙂 Having Monday & Tuesday taken over by travel needs after our flights got delayed was a legitimate wrench in my workout plans and I consciously made the choice NOT to run Saturday and Sunday mornings so that Darrell could sleep in for Father’s Day. The problem is that it was too hot in the afternoons to run and thus, I ended up with a week where I only ran once! I wasn’t a total slug – I did get steps in Saturday and Sunday – but I admit that I didn’t work as hard as I could have to get a run in (I have a gym membership with air conditioned treadmills so I have no real excuse!). I think that lackadaisical attitude about running bled over into my eating for the weekend, where I found myself taking lots of little tastes here and there of things I don’t normally eat, like pizza or the AWESOME (and worth it) cookies I made Darrell for Father’s Day.
I think a lot of things have gone into the snacky weekend. It was a discombulated week. I’m up against a big deadline at work. I got too busy to run and running is mental reset I desperately need. Also, my weight has been 174-174.5 all week. That’s definitely at the lower end of where I’ve been living for the last 4-5 months, particularly amazing since I’ve been eating without tracking for several weeks now. I’ve got to be careful that this “success” doesn’t lead me down a slippery slope of thinking its easy. To get back on track this week, a) I made one of my go-to “reset” dinners last night – egg frittata:
Sunday Nada again, but I did get a lot of steps in. Importantly, by evening, I felt like I had a plan for getting back on track today.
To put a positive on spin on this workout-light week, my NSV is respecting my need to rest. I’m tired. I didn’t sleep as well as I should have while O and I were in Indiana and I’m proud of myself for letting myself rest a bit this week, secure in the knowledge that I’ll get going again. This week, I’m grateful for everyone else’s good deeds. Honestly, while I’d hope I did something nice this week that I’m just not recalling in the moment, I am so struck by the many kindnesses we experienced on Monday with our travel delays. When we got to the front of the long line at American, another traveler let us go ahead of him since I had O with me, which was lovely. I confess, I bribed O with a bag of popcorn if he’d cooperate while I dealt with the guy at the flight counter (Carl at the Indianapolis American counter, you were so kind in a stressful day!). When I bought the popcorn, I mentioned to the saleslady that our flight was delayed and happily O hadn’t quite figured out yet that he wasn’t going home. She let him take another bag of popcorn on the house and asked me if I wanted any as well. 🙂 Very sweet. When we got the rental car counter, they upgraded us at no charge into a car that it would be easier to install my car seat into. Truly, humanity can be really kind.
As this posts, I am hereby promising you and me that I’m out running to officially kick off my training plan. 🙂 How do you reset after a weekend when things start to slide?