(Ok, so I was never really gone.)
Over the past few weeks I've been bummed. Major bummed. Between having to wear the boot to my crazy inner ear infections and vertigo on top of a more hectic schedule, I was plumb worn out. The couple of weeks or so I really noticed lazy habits coming back to surface. I grabbed convenience foods, ate out more, didn't prepare nearly the number of meals I had been, wasn't getting enough protein, starting to gravitate towards sweets, etc. My spark was fading fast.
I unplugged for most of the weekend to see the sun and figure out where to go from here. Those of you on my Facebook page gave me a major self-confidence boost when I posted this picture from Friday:
Friday evening, I sent in an order for some local meat for me to pick up at the Sunday farmers market. Small, but proactive step!
Saturday, my lovely friend Amber took me out on her boat at a local lake. I desperately needed the sun and a smile on my face. Thankfully, this little jaunt accomplished both:
Hubs and I went to sleep at the cracking hour of 9:30pm on Saturday! Today (Sunday) we headed out to grab breakfast and hit up the farmers market so I could pick up the meat I ordered, as well as lots of peaches, okra, tomatoes and onions.
I mapped out my plan for the week, made a grocery list of everything else I needed, and went to the grocery (a task I'm known to HATE). Then, I tried to plan ahead by preparing some foods in advance of the week as my friend Alan does.
I also chopped up a watermelon and cantaloupe for grab-and-go snacking if I needed. I had a few more things I wanted to prepare, but a) I'm the laziest cook ever and was cooked-out; b) I was too busy eating a crap-ton of watermelon to remember what I was supposed to be doing.
Tomorrow morning I head to the orthopedist to get the all-clear to be officially boot-free. I have zero pain whatsoever, and am ready to get it crack-a-lackin with my workouts. The inner ears are still giving me a little bit of vertigo, but I feel 100 times better than I did a week ago.
I've got 3 workouts on the calendar this week with Jim and Molly of J&M Strength and Conditioning and will make sure to walk or swim at least 2 other days during the week. I really want my ears to clear up so I feel better about getting back in the water (with earplugs, of course). Last week, I did 1 of Jim and Molly's sessions, and my legs hurt for 2 days afterwards! I think a combo of it being a different type of workout than I'm used to plus having been on my rear for 6 weeks made it worse. Aye, it hurt!
So, meals and workouts planned for the week. Hooray!