January 03, 2009

I Kicked My Own Butt

Not realistically, but figuratively. After my WI at Weight Watchers (the 0.2 pounds I miraculously lost last week found their way back to me), I hit the gym. After a 3.5 mile walk/jog that felt like it would never end, 5 miles on the recumbant bike that left my thighs feeling like jelly, then 15 minutes of free weights, I enjoyed a warm and cozy 15 minutes in the sauna. I started drinking a boatload of water yesterday (in an effort to flush out the excess sodium I'm sure is coursing through my veins), so I was fully hydrated, but man, I could feel every extra calorie, sugar and sodium gram I have consumed in the last three weeks. Literally. I could feel it. It slowed me down and made me want to quit at every few steps.

Returning home, Marigold and the Flowers were out so I had the house to myself. That was lovely. Exhale. I washed my hands and immediately put on a pot of water to boil for oatmeal. Couldn't wait to have my oatmeal today. Couldn't wait. Oatmeal makes me happy. I enjoyed my bowl of oatmeal then headed upstairs for a steaming bath. I thumbed through my newest Weight Watchers zine then dressed myself. Before I could get dressed, I had this unrelenting desire to get back in the bed. I mean, under the covers and all! It was like I had run a marathon or something! I was whipped! I slept for 30 minutes, then the phone started ringing. Upseedaisies. I headed out to pick up Marigold and the Flowers who had taken Marigold's car to the shop for rear brake work. Back home and a quick lunch and before I could do anything about it, I was sleepy again!

I tried to fight it by reminding myself the christmas tree needed to come down and decorations needed to be put away, so I drug myself to the garage for the storage boxes. The boxes were upstairs awaiting my attention, but did I get to work? Nope. Back on the couch I parked myself. By 3:00, I was asleep again. I woke up at 5:30 to a dark and quiet house. Apparently, all my Flowers felt the need for a nappy-poo.

After a light dinner and quality family time, guess who's yawning again? Yup, it's me. I somehow managed to Kick My Own Butt.

My January Gratitude Journal:
Thursday 1 January: Today I'm grateful for family and friends who are willing to make the long trek to my home to celebrate the New Year with us.
Friday 2 January: Today I'm grateful for the pretty light blue sweater I'm wearing that's bringing sunshine to a gloomy January day.
Saturday 3 January: Today I'm grateful for the love and laughter of my daughters - they really are my pride and joy.

5 comments:

the gazelle said...

sounds like a great workout day! and there's something wonderfully decadent about taking naps, isn't there?

Katschi (Karen) said...

HI! Thanks for visiting my blog!
I love seeing new people show up!
I have a feeling you ARE crazy-ass happy :)
I definitely added you to the challenge blogroll. It's nothing structured. I don't keep tabs or anything but I figured if I added the blogroll of challengers we could keep an eye on each other.
I started it to keep myself focused on my goals while I'm laid off from work for 6 weeks, hence the time frame. But anyone can start anytime :)
I'm glad you're here!

manda31 said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and of course you can add me to your blog roll, i would be honored, I love it when I meet people who have worked at a br, because then they understand more of what I have to do at work....(dealing with the people ya know) and also dealing with the temptations, which is why my weightloss is always so hard. Thanks for joining, and good luck!

The Happy Runner said...

Ha! sometimes it's good to kick your own butt. Better than having someone else kick it, anyway :-)

Runner Mom said...

Hey! Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I love reading God's Word each day and to see how He "wows" me with His love.

So proud that you're on your journey to health! You, go girl! One day at the time...and, you can take a day off. Rest is really important as you begin! Just OD on the fresh fruits and veggies. Grapes can really fill you up! Can you guess what I bought yesterday???

Hugs!
Susan