Yesterday was a close one. For the past couple days, I have had a hard time sleeping and I am not entirely sure why. A lot of tossing and turning. Bad dreams. Too hot. Too cold. I just have been feeling a little off. Unfortunately when I have nights like these, I end up waking up with a pretty bad headache. And yesterday was a struggle. My head hurt and I just felt totally lethargic. I did not want to do anything but lay on the couch and watch movies and eat junk food. Yes, you heard me right… I wanted junk food. I wasn’t too bad but I definitely ate a lot more yesterday than I normally do. For my junk food, I order bbq wings. I was really craving the wings dipped in ranch sauce. But I would not let myself have it for nothing. I had to do something…
So I did 80 jumping jacks, 40 crunches, 10 push ups (I remember when I couldn’t even do one), and some strength training with a 10 pound weight. Doing exercises definitely helped and I only ate a few of my wings because I didn’t want to make myself feel guilty… just enough to satisfy my craving. I decided I was feel well enough to go horseback riding, and I am so glad I did. I broke an old habit. Before when I would get into that funk with the headache and such, I wouldn’t do anything about it. I would sit there and feel miserable. This time I knew I just needed to do something and get my blood flowing.
And boy… my muscles are feeling the push-ups today. I have not done any chest exercises for awhile (which is bad I know), and my muscles are just screaming at me. Ooops. But it feels good because I feel like I accomplished something.
This week has been pretty bad with eating. I have gotten into a complacent phase… I just know it. I am thinking I am going to go on a quick run around the neighbor to burn off some energy.
Also, fantastic news… I got accepted into Human Nutrition and Dietetics. This girl is going back to school in the Spring of 2013! I am so excited!