So here we are, a week into #febulous. And are you feeling it? I’m a little like this today:
Tired Carmel, Tirrrrred. But all in all feeling good because I am a week down and I have STUCK WITH IT ALL.
What’s all you ask? Let’s have a look at what some of my goals were:
1. Exercising every day
You know the problem I have had in the past with consistency and actually sticking with this stuff was because I HAD to do it. And like, for the foreseeable future doing it. That’s hard. The small focus on 28 days has been good for my brain. The count down 1/28, 2/28 etc seems manageable. Plus! I have found that ANY exercise is good exercise. Instead of thinking in my head that a “walk to school and back 2kms isn’t nearly enough so I’ve blown that for the day why don’t I just give up now because I am useless” I’m thinking well, 2kms is better than no kms. 4kms is better than no kms. Sure, it’s not the 6-8-10kms but it’s something right? Right! Even yesterday when I was stuck inside with Maggie due to little time and bad weather, I did some sit ups, push ups and weights. It wasn’t overly sweaty but it was SOMETHING.
So? Tick! Every day I have done some movement.
Why yes it is Ace!
It’s never pretty, but it’s getting done.
2. No drinking
No biggie right? Well after the excess of drinking over the holidays (see: children and festive time and holidays) it’s been quite the detox to re-wire my thinking and defaults to having a drink. Having not that long ago not drunk when pregnant and feeding (well mostly not) it has been OK to get back into…the 6.30pm end of day time is hardest to break, but I’ve found that exercising and keeping busy at those times helps. Plus I have some mates on board with me so if there’s ever a temptation I shoot a text off and get talked off the ledge pretty quickly. I feel good. I’m drinking SO much water (my usual water intake consists of coffee and alcohol) so SURELY it’s doing me some good. Nothing like a good old flush of the system. And I’ve noticed that my eyes and mind are clear.
And last night I had my first “social” occasion where a wine would have gone down a treat but I didn’t have one. Quite proud of myself!
3. Eating better and getting back into fasting
I’m on Day 2 of “proper” fasting again and while I am getting HANGRY oh my goodness SO HANGRY, I’m just putting my head down and getting on with it. It’s just 2 days out of the 7. And on the other days I have been on track with better eating. Little treats of course, but I figure with the cut down of alcohol I would normally have a few extra treats along the way are OK.
So that’s my report card for the week. I did it. I’m still going to do it. And I do feel good. Plus, the bloat has gone down (I’m off the bread again) so jeans are doing up better. To me, there’s no better feeling than that of jeans going on better.
The next week will be tough. Rob is away and working A LOT which means my free time almost disappears for walking/exercise. And it’s going to be hot. But like I said, head down, bum up, 3 weeks to go.
How are you going with it all?
Got any tips for exercising at home with toddlers?!