I think I'm just excited for our anniversary overnight and special dinner. We need some completely down time, even though it will only be around 24 hours!
I am testing for my Purple Belt at Muay Thai tonight. This is only the second time I've had to test in front of the senseis and I'm nervous. I get so wrapped up in the thought that I might not be perfect that I usually make myself a little bit sick. I will be so glad when it's over and I can feel like the weekend has begun.
Once again I really appreciate all the thoughtful comments on yesterday's blog. Figuring out what to do so that the body will respond is so hard. The only thing I'm sure of is that I need to make a couple changes (like limiting my splurge day) and that whatever the changes may be they have to be permanently liveable for me.
What do I mean by that? During some blog surfing yesterday, I ended up reading several blogs where the writers were talking about the massive amounts of exercise they're doing. I always get excited when I see someone who is changing their life, but when I see that they are exercising 2 hours a day, I always wonder if they can sustain that. It worries me because what if your body gets used to that to the point that you'd have to do it FOREVER.
Sean Anderson's trainer wrote a really interesting comment on his blog where he had written about missing his exercise (and he was sort of beating himself up over it). Here is most of it because it's flat out great advice!
Second, and more important. You said you never missed a workout in the first 365 days. OK, so super. But there does come a time after you've done all the hard work and learned the lessons where you get to sometimes have an off week. You didn't go and eat your way through the week and then follow it all up with 18 ice cream cones. You had a busy week and couldn't exercise. That's life. Life gets in the way.
You want to make sure that the majority of the time you're doing the right thing.
That's what you (we)'ve worked so hard for. The ability and priviledge of living life as a normal weighted person. Most normal weighted people absolutely cannot fit 5 good workouts in every single week of life. It's just not realistic.
Make a plan, stick to the plan to the best of your ability and occassionally when it doesn't work out, move on.
I think I'm going to take her advice to heart for myself and I hope you will too!