Have you heard that saying, “Good dress rehearsal, bad performance?” Well, you could say that I had a good dress rehearsal on Monday with the Living Primal Challenge, and then yesterday, Opening Day—well, it could have been better. It started out well, and it ended well, but mid-day was a bit of a bust.
I had every intention of getting out for a walk, but got lazy and chose to stay at the computer longer than I really needed to. I was productive, but by the end of the day I was too tired to go for that walk. I’ll have to figure out ways of getting it in before I get tired, and don’t want to go. My husband put together a great list of songs I can take with me that will keep me moving.
So I broke Rule #2: Be Active.
I also strayed from Rule #1: Eat Real Food. I had a small chicken wrap for lunch. Again, good intentions—I was going to have a small salad. But this particular place where I’d met a friend didn’t have any small salads. I also wanted some protein. So I opted for the chicken wrap. I could have unwrapped it and just eaten the chicken and toppings, but I didn’t think of that until later. I also could have bought the large salad and brought the rest home, but I didn’t think of that either. Planning is important when you’re going to eat out.
Between the chicken wrap and the lack of exercise I thought I could be in trouble because it was only Day 1 of this 30 day challenge.
But, there is another saying, “If you fall off the horse, the best thing is to get right back on.” And that’s what I did this morning. Well, not literally, but you get my drift.
I started my day with that poached egg on salad breakfast I mentioned in “And So It Begins” It was delicious, and gave me a good boost of energy for the morning—which I needed for a workout at Fitt For You, a Personal Fitness Training Studio in our neighbourhood. I’ve been going to F4U for many years. Owner and personal trainer Sheryl Cook has been instrumental in helping me to achieve my fitness goals over the years. But I hadn’t been for a while and it was time to get back. So I booked a session for 8:00 this morning. (That’s another challenge for me—getting up and out that early!) My husband faithfully goes to the studio at 8:00 on Wednesday mornings so I thought by booking at the same time it would give me motivation to keep going, as it is something we can do together.
So I fixed Rule #2 and I think I’ll do okay following the rest of the rules today.
Opening Day may have had a mid-day slump, but it got better and I’m back on the horse. This time I’ll do better. Or at least I’ll try.
Do you find it easy getting back on track? What are your secrets for sticking with a food plan or exercise routine?