Week 2 I was walking down the street one day last week and realised that I was grinning to myself like the Cheshire Cat. Was it
I was walking down the street one day last week and realised that I was grinning to myself like the Cheshire Cat. Was it because I was feeling good from all the exercise endorphins, or from the added spring in my step from the extra energy I now have? Nope. I was daydreaming about dancing pizza slices. Without even knowing it, the mere thought of that made me happy. Once I snapped back to reality, the experience made me realise just how much comfort I find in food. I think that this challenge is going to make me learn a lot about myself along the way.
I had a lot more energy this week – considering how tired I was during week one, I was expecting to still be exhausted and sore this week also so that was a pleasant surprise. I’m still finding the more high intensity workouts super challenging but I feel as though I’m getting stronger each time I do them. I swear sometimes I feel like a beached whale flailing around on the ground… it can’t be a pretty sight. I am finding though that I’m settling into my new routine and getting used to the earlier starts and later nights home. I had anticipated that this would be really difficult (especially the super early mornings) but I’m surprised by how it feels normal to me already.
I did have one slight melt down on Friday night, I think it was a mixture of hormones and tiredness but I got really weepy and all teary. Super embarrassing but I’m sure it happens to a lot of people… (or at least I’m trying to convince myself of that). Sometimes it can feel a little bit overwhelming at the end of a hard week, but the reward of feeling great at the end of the week made it all worth it.
One super challenging thing I found this week was going to Gloria Jeans with my girlfriends – oh! How I wanted something naughty! It took every ounce of strength I had to only order a green tea but afterwards I felt really good knowing that it was possible to make a healthier choice while out and still have a good time. After all, the main thing was being able to spend time with my friends and enjoy their company because that’s more satisfying than any dessert.
Things I have learnt this week:
It’s important to surround yourself with supportive people… I’m so thankful for everyone who’s given their support to me through this and especially all the friendly faces at Krave who have made my new home away from home so welcoming.
The words “I can’t” are the first thing to come to mind almost every day when I’m pushed to try something new… I’m determined to not let those two words determine what I’m capable of. I’m trying to follow the ‘Little Engine That Could’ philosophy.