Saturday, March 9, 2013
I Did Not Plan This Week
I started to call this: How to Ditch Everything You Know About Healthy Living in One Easy Lesson. That lesson would be: Stop planning.
I could have called it Excuses, excuses. I know that planning is essential to my success and I chose not to plan. In a nutshell, I let a chaotic and stressful week derail me and this is not the first time.
If only I had started each day by first planning my food and then tracking it, I would not have eaten things like a Smart One's tuna noodle dinner or a hamburger off the dollar menu at a fast food restaurant.
If only I hadn't skipped the first day of exercise, it would not have been so easy to skip the second day and now I am to day three with no exercise. Yesterday, I thought I would take a walk. That was before I looked out the back door and saw three HUGE javelinas on the hill behind us. As scary as they were, it doesn't excuse me from exercise, because I could easily have gotten out a DVD and exercised safely inside my home.
In lieu of taking the time to do the preparation of some good food choices in my fridge, I chose to eat a microwaved entree and other iffy things. I was watching a documentary this week and one of the people said that we don't eat real food much of the time. We do, however, eat "food-like products." It is true.
Last night I was awakened by foot cramps. If only I had paid attention to my water intake, I could easily have prevented it by staying hydrated. So, at 2:30 this morning I was up refilling my water bottle and drinking it down to stop the cramps. That always works for me even if it doesn't make sense.
So, it's back to basics. It's not hard. It does, however, take planning for me to stay on course. Ever onward.