Day 4 – Procrastination is Opportunity’s Assassin

November 5, 2010 at 11:47 am Leave a comment

Putting off an easy thing makes it hard.  Putting off a hard thing makes it impossible.  ~George Claude Lorimer

And that was how it went yesterday.

When I left my personal training session on Wednesday, my plan was to go back on Thursday to do weights again, so that I wouldn’t forget what Deb had showed me.  However, Thursday morning when I woke up, I was more tired than I had been when I went to bed the night before.

It took me forever to get going, and as I was feeling slightly sorry for myself, I never really got going.  I didn’t feel like doing anything at all, and that’s pretty much what I did.. nothing.  I checked my emails, I read the paper on line, I watched some TV, and I pretty much avoided any activity at all.  Until about 1 p.m., when I realized I needed to suck it up, and get ready to go to work for 3 p.m.

At the beginning of September, I stopped working full time outside of the house. A month later, after I had completely de-cluttered, organized, and spring/fall cleaned my home, I realized I needed to start doing something to fill my time, so I got a little part time job at the local dry cleaners. I work 3 evenings a week from 3 pm – 8 pm, handing out the clean clothes, and taking in the dirty ones to send to the plant.  It’s not overly busy, and gives me time to read, or knit.  Totally stress free.   I also like it because it gives me a little extra money, and the time to plan what I want to do when I finally grow up.

Working evenings is a completely different schedule than I’ve been used to.   It shouldn’t be hard to get used to, as long as I get into a routine, but procrastination is my worst enemy, and so the routine has not been even thought about, let alone set.

I ate breakfast when I got up, but at 1 p.m. I realized that I hadn’t eaten lunch. Not good.  I also hadn’t had the water I should have had as well, and I realized that I was likely fatigued because I was becoming dehydrated.  Did you know that?  I thought I knew about fluid replenishment, etc., but hadn’t made the connection with dehydration and fatigue.  I haven’t been a big water drinker lately, but I always drank loads of tea.  Since I’ve cut back to one cup of tea a day, I have to really concentrate on getting fluids other ways, and yesterday I didn’t do that.

Ever seen those time lapse pictures where a plant is drooping, and then someone waters them and they perk right up?  That’s how I felt when I drank two glasses of water.  I could literally feel the water going into my body, and replenishing me.   Sad, really, that I was ignoring something so simple and important!

I ate my lunch, and then put together a quick, although not very exciting, dinner to take with me to work.  I really didn’t want to come home at 8 pm, and then make something to eat.   Good thing, because when I got home, I was so tired, that I ended up going to bed around 9 p.m.  My body obviously needed the rest, and I slept right through until 6:30 this morning.

After my day of procrastination yesterday, I am not going to allow my mind to do that to me again!

Food diary for Day 4

Breakfast –  Dempster’s Body Wise English muffin with egg and low fat cheese

Snack – banana

Lunch – 1/2 whole wheat Body Wise Tortilla spread with 1 tsp of Philly herb cream cheese, tuna with 1 tsp low fat miracle whip, diced celery and dill; 8 oz vegetables

Snack – 1 cup raspberries (they’re on sale at present, and huge!

Dinner – 3 hard boiled egg whites, 8 oz vegetables, 1/2 cup raspberries and apple

Snack – fat free jello

Workout diary for Day 4

nothing, not even a walk.  😦

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Goals for 2011

* Participate in the 100 days of intentional movement
* Walk 2011 miles in 2011
* Continue my healthy eating and exercise program
* Lower my body weight by 10% by February 1st, 2011
* Lose the next 10% of body weight (17 lbs) by April 1, 2011
* Read at least one book per month that provides spiritual sustenance or enlightenment.

Scale Goals for 2011
02/01/11 - 174
04/01/11 - 156.6
06/01/11 - 141

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