Tonight's blog is dedicated to the post-August 2012 Magda. The Magda that turned a corner and committed to take action to become the woman she wanted to be - physically and emotionally and with a completely different mindset to before. Tonight's blog is to reaffirm my goals and look at better ways to achieve them. My journey continues but I must regroup and reaffirm what I want.
I've had my first major challenge and its thrown me off track. My MIL is staying with us and the socialising has ramped up and so has my drinking of wine. On Thursday I threw together a lunch thinking 'that'll be ok, its got veges and protein" but it was a dreadful combination that left me craving something - anything - tasty. And I gave in to my craving then followed it up with WAY too much drinking on a school night. That pattern has been maintained for the last 4 days. Eating too much. Making poor food choices and having way more wine than I'd normally have.
On Friday morning I blew off my training as it was a drizzly morning and that was all I needed as an excuse to not go out to run. I find that eating poorly really makes it harder to get in the right frame of mind for training. Its almost like good eating, early bed times and training go hand in hand. For me, if I nail the eating and early bed times then the training is so much easier.
But on Saturday I decided to get back to it and smashed out an awesome back - chest - core workout increasing my weights on ALL of my exercises and taking my plank holds to 1:15 each (up from just 1 minute). One thing is for sure: more calories = more strength!! I followed it up with legs today and am now static lunging with 10kg+ dumbbells which are VERY heavy for me. Shame my eating wasnt great today though.
But the past is gone and tomorrow is a brand new month so now its time to regroup and move forward. I'll be away for most of the coming week so my diet will not be very tight but I can commit to:
1. Not over-eating
2. Making the best food choices possible
3. Getting a good day under my belt tomorrow before I go.
When I return I'm trying something a little different but thats a whole blog post in itself. I know I can do this. I know I WILL do this. I just need to keep my longer term goals in sight and amend my plans for getting there.