Wednesday, January 03, 2007

IS MY GLASS HALF FULL OR HALF EMPTY?

Yes I'm going through a rough patch with negative thoughts and feelings rolling around in my head. I'm totally out of routine with training, but trying to cover all my sessions when I can. Eating, well yesterday I had my first "dry" (alcohol free) day since Friday before Xmas. It was hard as 4 of us dined together and everyone else was drinking. I wanted to, but resisted. Eating at odd times too (dinner much later than normal) means I was starving and had salted nuts and a couple of breadsticks. Dinner itself was not perfect but not too bad under the circumstances. I guess all up the day panned out ok.

I know I have some issues to sort out. Work is problematic and I can only envisage mild relief in the future. I know its up to me to find the best solution possible and I will be giving this the thought it needs over the next few weeks.

On Saturday or Sunday my routine should go back to normal as my sister-in-law and her fiancee return to Sydney after a lovely time here with us and his family. Cardio in the mornings, weights on Saturday/Sunday (depending on commitments), Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and classes on Wednesday and Sunday. I need to get control back over my dinner times and I'll be much happier. I guess I'm a creature of habit and I like routine. When I'm out of whack, I feel out of sorts and right now thats messing with my mind.

But! having said all that I can be positive about the following things:

  • I'm making my training a priority once again. Sessions might be at odd times but I'm doing my best to not miss any.
  • I still have control over my food and have it, in the main, under control. As hard as it gets sometimes when temptation lures its ugly head, I've decided to resist and that makes me feel good.
  • I know this eating and training plan works for me. I proved it leading up to Xmas. Now I just need to totally apply myself to it and I will get the results I'm after.
  • I've had the courage to finally give the figure comp a go. I've stepped right out of my comfort zone and set myself a challenge. Sometimes its really scary and the road to be travelled wont always be smooth. But I'm proud of myself for giving it a go.

Now that I've had that little pep talk with myself, I can see the glass is definitely half full :-)

Magda

2 comments:

Lia Halsall said...

It sounds to me like you're well on your way and heading in the right direction! You may not realise it but you're doing what a lot of other women only dream and think of doing, there's a lot to be taken from that. :o)

You're doing great Magda, I'm proud of you. And you know I'm here if ever you need me, don't hesitate to ask for help. :o)

Lia xx

Magda said...

Thanks muchly! :-)

Magda