THIS WEEK’S GOAL:
Walk 10,000+ steps (or workout 20 minutes) at least 5 times.
I’M BACK! Woo hoo! I exceeded my goal, and only had to rely on walking 10,000+ steps one day! Look at all the exclamation points I’m using!
I am so proud of myself. Partly because I worked out six times this week, but mostly because I worked out consistently…after two weeks of failure. It would have been the easiest thing in the world to listen to the voices in my head telling me: You’re not really a person who exercises. You’re lazy! Just roll with it! Give up this stupid idea.
I am okay with two weeks of defeat. But I am so glad that I didn’t let those weeks derail me entirely. I’m back, I’m working out, and I’m going to continue to intentionally care about my health!
As I’ve noticed several times before, there is such a correlation between healthy actions and healthy eating! Once I started exercising regularly again, I wanted to pay attention to what I ate. I cared about counting calories and avoiding overeating. This shouldn’t be surprising, since I tend to be an all-or-nothing sort of person. I’m either healthy in everything or not at all.
For the record, here are the foods I eat the most here in Greece:
- fresh fruit (oranges, bananas, and kiwis mostly)
- yogurt and muesli
- salad and feta cheese
- turkey and cheese sandwiches
- hot chocolate
- white wine
And then on the weekends, or whenever I’m out with friends, I just eat whatever I want without caring about calories. Social food is free food. I am still adamant about my belief that food is a gift to be enjoyed, and if my “health” consciousness starts encroaching upon fun times, then something is going wrong in my brain. Losing weight and gaining strength is not worth being unhappy.
NEXT WEEK’S GOAL:
Workout 20 minutes (or walk 10,000+ steps) at least 5 times this week.