Sunday, September 14, 2014
What a Week: Tales of a Banana Slug!
I am a pretty health conscience girl so I don't usually experience that kind of sedentary life with no healthy food. Even though I am normally really active and healthy, by Thursday I could already feel that I felt sluggish and less like myself. I can see how if you get in that mode you might not have enough energy to turn it around, but also I can't imagine anything, short of a brief work trip, forcing me into that position long term. I also could not be on the road all the time. I like being home and have really set up my own life around my health and fitness priorities.
As soon as my plane landed I headed to the gym for an hour of weight training then to my chiropractor. I ran a quick one miler with hubby after dinner and was back out for my pre-dawn run on Friday. I was able to cook us a healthy meal Thursday and the rest of the week. This week, more than any of my other travel, gave me a glimpse of why I make the choices I make. It came at a good time. I have been struggling with motivation and some injuries but I felt really recommitted when I came back. All of sudden what seemed like an obligation felt like a privilege, after I was not allowed to do it. It is amazing how your perspective can turn around.
I guess I may have needed a less intense week after my half, and to find my love of all things healthy again. I am back on track. Got my strength training in on Thursday and Saturday and runs in everyday. I am happy to be back in my routine and feeling like myself again. Now to train for my next half marathon.
Today I am grateful that most of the time my lifestyle allows me to make good health a priority.