Friday, 10 September 2010

Day 18 - I shock myself everyday

I think I'm slowly becoming the person I want to be because everyday I see little changes in me that make me think "wow, that's new" and yesterday was one of those days that I went to bed truly content and proud if I may say so myself.

It was a day out of shopping with the girls yesterday and I offered to drive us to Bluewater (which is about 45 minutes away via motorway) and in order to make the day work I had to pick all three girls up from different locations.  This meant that I had to wake up at 7.30am in order to be on time!  Now one of the things I've most hated myself for was my poor punctuality. I don't know why but it's become a habit that has turned me into this sloppy person who doesn't seem to care when really I care a lot.  It was changing this habit that kicked myself into this new lifestyle of mine and these days I strive to always be on time if not early.  I got to the first stop at 9.25am (early by five minutes!) and I have to say that was pretty impressive to both my friend and I.  The schedule of the day went pretty splendid and so was my eating.

By the time I got to the shopping centre I was starving so we ended up at Costa (not my choice!) and the only thing I could think to eat at the time was their small pots of Yoghurt and granola.  I don't know how good or bad that was but that was fine.  I had my usual smoothie in the morning but waking up that early just means I have to be more smart about my snacking. 
We ended up at Nandos for lunch and again, what a dangerous place to eat!  I chose their Mediterranean salad with chicken but I left most of the feta cheese.  You see what I mean?  I've never been one to leave food on my plate and even if I didn't like it (which wasn't likely) I would eat it so I would not waste.  Somehow I decided that the cheese wasn't my favourite, it was very calorific and that I didn't need two proteins so I left it.  How amazing is that?

By the time I got home I was so hungry it was incredible but the beautiful day was beginning to get dark and I didn't want to blame the sky anymore.  I received an email that gave some crap news so I decided, in all my fury and motivation, to go for a run!  I ate a whole ear of corn and then went for it.

Do you see what I mean?  SHOCKING.

I 'ran' about 1.35miles and I say 'ran' because it was mostly a run/walk.  I ran probably about a third of it which means I ran for about 0.45 miles.  How many calories did I burn?  I'm not sure.  But I did run for about 20 minutes I think so that was enough. 

I came back home exhausted and showered, then made myself a gigantic stir fry. 

What a bloody amazing day.

It's almost 21 days and you know that they say it takes 21 days to form a habit in life (or undo a habit) and I think by the time I get to day 21, something else amazing will happen, I will definitely do a 21 day review.  This has led me to want to do an official 21 day challenge whereby I consistently do something for 21 days in order for it to become a habitual part of my life.  I feel like my life style change has been tremendous and I've targeted some many different things.  The one thing I have not yet done so well on is sleeping and I do feel that that is what is holding me back.  So perhaps next week we will see a 21 day challenge of sleeping before midnight and waking up at 8am. 

I will be back tonight to tell you how wonderful today is :)

2 comments:

  1. Wow you sound like you are doing so well hun go you!! I am notorious with my time keeping as well, so I need to sort that out too, so well done you for sorting yours out!! And for choosing good choices when eating and well done indeed for leaving your feta cheese!! You are so strong!! An 21 Day review will be awesome and yeesh, you should do the sleep thing for a 21 Day Challenge :P Well done on the run too, you go girl!!

    Kitty xxx

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  2. Running is one of greatest forms of not only exercise but meditation for myself. It's a time you can really do something thinking. Keep at it and you'll discover the amazing potential your body possesses, I did and I was truly blown away! :)

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