Ever screwed up your diet?
You can’t make me work out today!
Try as hard as you can.
Remind me of
- How I’ve lost 14 pounds in 8 weeks.
- How I’ve been feeling energized.
- How I kicked ass yesterday and ran up and down stairs to catch trains without losing my breath.(According to my trusty Fitbit I climbed 13 staircases by 9am)
- How proud my Retrofit exercise coach will be when she checks my Retrofit Dashboard and finds that I did over 13k steps yesterday.
Remind me of my evening walk in the park with hubby last night, where i walked uphill to the barricade overlooking the Bronx River (another 8 staircases according to my trusty Fitbit). Never lost my breath.
It was a fabulous day. And I didn’t come up short of breath once because I’ve been steadily pushing myself to be active everyday. Because my Retrofit exercise coach Michelle motivates me with her encouragement and because I now have a Fitbit buddy to compete with which makes it even more fun.
But today, today I won’t work out. I’ll hide under my blankets now that I’m finally home from the doc.
Seems I’ve got a relapse of the flu, with bronchitis and a good dose of strep throat.
I keep glancing at the Malibu pilates pro in the corner thinking that maybe I can do 2k steps. It’ll only take about an hour. It will burn wicked calories. I can tweet while I pedal.
But no, I don’t think I want to do it today. I want to rest today, so I’ll be strong tomorrow to get my butt back in gear.
And you know what?
I was kinda beating myself up about it earlier. But I remember my Retrofit coaches telling me, some days will be good days and some days won’t be so good. Life happens. But I can’t give up.
Have you ever missed a day of exercising or totally dug into the junk food and then the next morning you figure, “oh well, i screwed up my diet. I’ll start again next week” and then had a 900 calorie breakfast?
I use to do that. Why? Because I was on a diet.
But I’m not now.
Now, I changing my lifestyle, building new habits.
Last Sunday I had a slice of pizza.
Then I took a long ass walk with the kids to burn it off.
I didn’t give up because I had pizza.
I just worked with it.
In life, I’m going to want to have pizza.
How do you handle your cravings? Does it set you back? Do you work out a bit more to burn it off?
I’d love to know how my peeps are coping.
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