I woke up this morning at 3 a.m. and couldn’t breathe through my nose and it hurt to swallow. I have managed to dodge most of the colds in this house, and now I am definitely getting one right before I I will be leaving on a plane to Dallas on Friday and spending a weekend meeting lots of people and getting some blog and social media education at Bloggy Boot Camp.
When I got up a few hours later, I rummaged through the medicine cabinet and found some Airborne. I am hoping it will work, but skeptical since I had no idea cold was coming until I woke up with it.
It does explain why my workout last night with my trainer was so lousy. I had felt fine all day after doing Body Combat yesterday morning. I have been doing a double workout Body Combat and working with my trainer on Tuesday’s and other than being sore I have been able to push through them without much of a problem. But last night, I just thought it was because it was hot in the gym (they really needed to crank that a/c), and possibly because we were doing some different exercises. Now I realize I was probably coming down with this cold.
I am going to try extra vitamin C and extra sleep and see if I can kick this before Friday morning when I get on that plane.
The morning continued to “improve” when Nicholas and I got in the car to leave to school and click-click – dead battery. Really! That is a “wonderful” thing about living in Arizona, you can count on your car battery dying every 2 years – even if it is a 6 year life battery. That is why I have time to write this post now.
The silver lining…when I called AAA they said since they had replaced the battery when this happened 2 years ago – the day we were leaving for vacation – that it was under warranty for 3 years and would be swapped out for free.
On another note – I really wish I did not see these in the vending machine at work this week.
I have completely avoided the vending machine since starting Weight Watchers, and then a few days ago these caught my eye. On Monday I didn’t have enough points planned in my day and really wanted something crunchy – so I gave in. For a vending machine snack, they certainly weren’t diet damaging. At 3 points they hit the spot for a crunchy salty snack.
It is just that I worked hard to break the vending machine snack habit and I don’t want to repeat it. When getting the pop chips I noticed several other decent options in the vending machine. Great for an emergency, but a habit I don’t want to fall back into.
I know I can have this if I want to, I just have chosen to limit most processed foods when it comes to snacking – especially at work. I try to stick to fruit and string cheese. I allow for Fiber One 90 bars and Skinny Cow ice cream several times a week, so I haven’t eliminated it completely and I don’t intend to, but I do plan for those treats and make eating them a conscious choice, not an impulse decision.
That has been the difference for me these past 3 months. I have changed the way I talk to myself. What I eat is a choice I intentionally make. I don’t say “I can’t have certain foods”, I make a decision that I don’t want to eat them. I say “I don’t want vending machine snacks”. If I think I may want to eat something, like the Filipino egg rolls at a recent work potluck, I look up the PointsPlus value first and then decide if I really want it. Each egg roll was 6 points, that day it wasn’t worth the points. So I skipped them.
In the past, I would have eaten 4-5 egg rolls at least. Later, IF I even looked the points up at all I would have felt screwed by how many points they were and tried to rationalize how much I ate.
It is like that with exercise now too. I don’t think I am so big that I can only walk. When I started working with my personal trainer, I decided that I chose to do this so I was going to push myself to complete every exercise and every workout without saying “I can’t”. I know that I am not always doing the move to the full extent, put I am doing it to my full extent. That is what matters.
Fitness classes are still hard for me to keep up with at times, but I don’t let the hard part stop me from finishing a class. Yesterday morning at Body Combat I was less winded throughout the workout than I had been 2 weeks ago, I was able to keep up more and that was with sore knees from my Couch to 5K training the night before.
I have used every reason excuse imaginable about why I was overweight and when I think about them now it all sounds very much like a victim, I was passive and let it happen. Now, I am in control of my life and I control my choices.
I have over 100 pounds to lose because of letting things happen. That was the past.
I will lose over 100 pounds because I have taken control of the choices I am making now.