I have been more focused again lately and I feel like my motivation is starting to come back. I have done some type of workout every day this week and plan to keep it going for the rest of the week to try to get six days in a row. Last night I did 3 miles, the first two alternating laps of walking and running, and the third mile was just a brisk walk. Pandora was playing exactly the songs I wanted to hear, and I felt GREAT. I haven't taken nearly as many gym selfies since I quit Instagram, but I took one last night and I don't look nearly as huge as I've been imagining myself lately. Get over yourself, brain.
My mother in law picked my son up from the sitter yesterday to go pick pears and ended up keeping him overnight (she takes him to school on Thursday anyway) so when I walked out of work I practically danced out of there at the thought of an evening with no cartoons on TV and not cooking dinner (leftover night = the best). It was the first time in forever I went to the gym in the evening, and not only that, but I enjoyed it. After that I went home and planted myself on the couch with home-popped popcorn and a glass of wine to watch The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and true to form, I made it through maybe the first 40 minutes and was out.
Earlier in the week I did workout DVDs, I am a big fan of Leslie Sansone Walk Away the pounds, they are easier than say, a Jillian Michaels DVD, but you can still work up a sweat, especially with the more advanced DVDs.
In my sons room because the boys were watching TV in the living room. No excuse to not move my ass.
On Monday I was off work to go on a preschool field trip with my son to a local farm.
It's a really cool place, they have a lot to do there and also lots of yummy goodies there. They have doughnuts there that are absolutely heavenly. I bought a half dozen to take home to the boys. That morning, we were slow getting started and I made the rookie mistake of not eating breakfast. I had one bite of a doughnut and then I realized what I was doing and stopped myself.
Best doughnuts ever. I'm proud of myself for not eating 3 of them like I wanted to.
We also carved pumpkins this week which was fun times as always.
My husband stopped on his way home to get candles and brought home a bunch of Halloween candy. It took all my willpower but I didn't touch it.
I just feel good, better than I have in awhile. I feel like I'm out of my funk or whatever and taking positive steps to get to where I want to go.
I will leave you with this thought...the snail is how I've been feeling but I won't let that stop me: