Why, when we know how important it is to eat well and stay active, is it soooo hard to do that!! This week I thought of throwing in the towel because I wasn't meeting my personal expectations. I can be my own worst critic and get discouraged. I started last week with a great run. Full 35 minutes! I was so proud of that accomplishment! Then challenges at home hit, I got sick and ended up skipped a week of exercise and totally blew my diet. I've now successfully gained weight and not lost any! I was so upset at myself and even called Michelle to say I was thinking of dropping out of this event. Calling her was the best thing for me! Even though I've had a set-back, she reminded me that we all have our set-backs. The key is to never give up, and to make it fun! Self-expectations can be motivating and can be dangerous. I've learned that if I'm not having fun, then I will fail to meet my expectiations.
I do enjoy running, or at least love the endorphins that running produces. I think tomorrow I will try running in my neighborhood and leave the treadmill behind.
So, I'm back from my break. Tomorrow is a new day.