I really hate this shit. It sucks. Okay, so it turns out this week wasn’t the magical week my inner-voice rose up and started kicking some serious boot-ay. I didn’t fall off the wagon per se, but by Saturday of this week I was hanging off the side while one of those Hollywood bad-guy types dressed as nachos and beer was kicking me in the face with his boot.
On the exercise front I managed two trips to the gym, a squash game and a few half-hearted workouts at home with my new routine complements of Trainer Lady. There are a surprising number of exercises you can do with a giant ball and a fat rubber band, by the way. Working with the ball has taken some getting used to because (a) I have the balance of a toddler, and (b) the only other time I've been on that ball a few hours later I was holding a new baby.
I did have a few legitimate excuses for my lame effort this week – its back to being slightly cooler than the arctic circle around here and I screwed up my back early in the week which was pretty painful and limited my movement. Of course the main excuse would be that I suck. I really could have done more than I did. I need to figure out a way to get over it all ready and just get my fat ass off the couch. The exercise still is easier than the food issue, though.
It would be sooo much easier if I was just a heroin addict. Those lucky bastards with their cold-turkey option and fancy rehab centres don’t know how good they’ve got it. Heroin is a lot easier to avoid than food. I have yet to have anyone say to me, “Hey! Do you want to join us after work in the back alley to shoot up?” But the offer of lunch/drinks/munchies happens ALL the time. After a long week at work the siren song of booze and junk food with my fellow co-workers was just too much for me to resist on Friday. Yes, I tried to order water and a salad, but well….I didn’t.
But, this is a new week! I’ll be at the gym on Tuesday, I’m going to some horrible boot camp class on Wednesday, I have Trainer Lady Thursday, I’m taking a dance class Saturday and then I’ll play squash on Sunday. I’ll sprinkle some ball/rubber band workouts in there on the off days and will ingest nothing but carrots and crystal light. Calm down all you healthy people, I’m just kidding. If that was possible for me to do I probably would have tried it by now. Besides, carrots have a lot of carbs.
I lost one lousy pound this week this week. 55 to go.