Last week, as I wrote in my post about my bad eating habits, I struggled. I totally struggled to get back into a routine of healthy, mindful eating and exercising. Monday was a holiday (Canada Day) so I swam laps in the pool, Tuesday I ran 5k, Wednesday I went to BodyPump, and Thursday I went to Spinning class. Unfortunately my BodyPump class left me so sore that I skipped my Friday run and opted to go out for lunch with my co-workers instead, and I was still too sore to move on Saturday. By Sunday all the residual soreness had disappeared, so I swam laps for 20 min, flew kites with the kids, cleaned my van and went on a nature walk with the family.
Even though I exercised more last week than I have in the past few weeks, I’ve felt like I haven’t been putting a huge effort into it, and in my head I’ve been really beating myself up for missed workouts and not eating “perfectly”.
So last night, as I reflected on my week as I often do on Sunday nights, I reviewed the pictures that I took over the weekend from the things that we did:
Late night drinks with my awesome friend Lena who was visiting Canada from Chicago:
And I’ve come to realise that I’m STILL busy living my priorities, (and it’s leaving me exhausted), but I need to stop beating myself up and realise that I likely exercise far harder than I give myself credit for. Heck – I should be PROUD of what I did do, and instead of making myself feel bad for what I haven’t done, I’m going to live this week celebrating what I have accomplished!
So this is my fitness and triathlon training plan for this week, though I’m not going to apologise to you if I need to skip out on any of these:
Monday: Lunch time spinning class (DONE!)
Tuesday: Run 5k at lunch (Tuesday is my birthday, so my co-workers may twist my rubber arm and take me out for lunch instead – knowing this, a wise move would be to plan ahead and do my run in the morning before work instead….). Swim after the kids go to bed.
Wednesday: BodyPump! (Man I LOVE that class!)
Thursday: Spinning (Did I mention the new instructor for my Thursday Spinning class is freaking HAWT?!)
Friday: Run 5k at lunch, swim after the kids go to bed
Saturday: Bike? Run 10k
This week there will be no more guilt, and no more beating myself up – Will you join me?