The first step to getting back on track is admitting that I'm not on track. I haven't worked out in two weeks. I've barely been eating lunch, and dinner lately has been chips and salsa--homemade pico de gallo but salsa nonetheless--and I can only assume my daily protein intake has maxed out at 20 g. I'm exhausted all the time, and when I finally get home I just sleep.
In the words of one very famous Minnesotan, "The times they are a changin." I made dinner, real actual dinner for the first time in a while last night.
A true Basil Vodka Dinner.
Whole wheat penne pasta, broccoli, tomatoes from the CSA, green onions from the CSA and homemade (by yours truly) basil pesto. Still lacking the protein, and that is getting bumped to the very top of my life list today. Step one to feeling better - eat protein.
Step two. Work out. The Book o' Death has some nice bite-sized 15 mintue workouts that might be a good step for me. I'm thinking I want to get into a running routine--baby steps--and partner it with some lifting.
There is a pretty big hurdle here though. I don't have the energy to workout. I tried to work out last night but couldn't peel myself off the couch. It's not that I'm lazy, it's that I'm mentally exhausted. I set the alarm for 5 a.m. this morning, thinking since I went to bed early I could work out in the a.m. Did. Not. Happen.
So new tactic. Heidi doesn't get dinner until she works out. I was really good about going to yoga five times a week because it was right after work. Perhaps I can apply this same strategy to lifting and running. Right after work. Then I eat. Then I relax. Then I get back to normal.
- Have you ever gotten off track for a few weeks?
- Do you have any advice on how I can get my workouts in?
- When do you workout? How often?