So this week was pretty rough.
I was stressed out, PMSing, in pain, frustrated and hungry.
I didn't think it would be so bad but it was pretty bad.
That being said, it could've been worse.
I've learned that at this point intense cardio does not make me feel better but worse when I feel this way and the best exercise for me is walking. I only had one day of lousy steps for the week but otherwise I was still pretty active.
I've also learned to snack, in moderation. I knew I was going to want to eat badly, so instead of making a bunch of high calorie stuff and overeating, I grazed on healthier items (protein bars, soup, salad, flax seed chips, dark chocolate).
I am still learning to not let my emotions control me. It's a work in progress. But I think they say something about the first step being figuring out the problem. Well, I know I let myself get overemotional and don't put things into perspective often. In the past I would fly off the handle and think my behavior is completely justified. I don't do that anymore.
I went to that engagement party and I ended up having a lot of fun. I was in a good mood and while I spent most of the night talking to the friends I came with I also spent a few minutes chatting to some new folks and I took a lot of photos for the happy couple.
Today I'm leaving for California and I'm very happy. I'll get to be outside and see my friends and be active. There is also a gym in our hotel that I want to use every morning before I leave for my day. We are staying in Palo Alto for Ken's work but I'll be commuting to the Bay Area everyday and then they will drive up after work to meet me. It's a pretty good system.
I'm glad I have SparkPeople as an outlet for both my pitfalls and successes. I hope that something I've written in the few years I've been using this will resound and help someone the way that so many other sparkers have help me with their blogs.
Here's to progress!
Edit: I just realized that as of today it's been one month of being back at it. Even though this week was rough it feels good to know that I haven't stopped, even if I have been sidetracked!