Last week there was rain, followed by wet, followed by rain again. At the beginning of the week I was pretty sad about missing my bike rides. By Saturday I was using the possibility of rain as an excuse to not even bother.
Yoga fizzled out last week also. I was diligent on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. By Wednesday, things were getting difficult. The 30 day challenge is getting harder a bit to fast for me. Thursday I told myself I was to tired. Friday I had a hair appointment and didn’t get home until after 9:00. I told myself I was to tired. By Saturday I was just indifferent to it.
This weekend, the muscles and areas I use most in yoga and biking hurt. They felt tight and uncomfortable. I think they were protesting my inactivity. I need to get back to it.
Monday I rode my bike. I rode pretty hard because I wanted to beat the rain, which I did. It felt good to be out there.
My eating has been slowly drifting away from what I should be consuming. I am still limiting carbs but have been adding more fat and larger portions. Needless to say, my weight has been fluctuating up and down.
I have not fell off the wagon. I am currently walking beside it. I have made a conscious decision to take a few days off. I am making an effort to control what could become chaotic. I am planning my off plan meals and avoiding sugar. I can’t be controlled while consuming sugar. I know this about myself.
I am three meals into my controlled chaos. I am happy to report that it is not as great as I imagined. My body definitely prefers lighter meals with less carbs. Armed with this knowledge, I look forward to getting back on my new normal diet on Sunday.
I expect to gain a few pounds. I will take it. I am earning them.
I am also resuming yoga. I enjoy it. I decided I will do each day twice before moving on. This turns the 30 day challenge into a 60 day challenge. I have also decided to not do yoga on the days I ride my bike. This might change in the future, but for now that is my plan.
Do you alter your plans as you go along?