After five challenging, but successful days, I ruined my streak by less than four hundred steps.
It was such a dumb way to fail.
After walking hours of living room laps because I’d spent the day on the couch recovering from one too many cocktails the night before, I decided to take a short break. I only had about 350 steps to go and it’s was only 10pm; there was plenty of time to get those steps in – or so I thought.
I got comfortable. I lost track of time. It wasn’t until after midnight that I realized I hadn’t finished walking my steps. I quickly opened the Garmin app on my phone and saw it: 14,679 steps.
I knew better. As I sat there on the couch, I remembered having the fleeting thought that I shouldn’t have sat down. With so few steps left, I should have just gone ahead and finish them right away. Why did I risk it?
Honestly, I don’t know why, but that’s ok. Shit happens. I’ll learn from today and do better tomorrow. Before you know it, I’ll have a new streak going!
I searched for recipes immediately after publishing yesterday’s post and decided on a few. I made my grocery list and went to bed feeling motivated. I assumed today would be a productive meal prepping day…
But it wasn’t. The day started out all right; I got up, took big kid to her soccer game, then came home and went grocery shopping. I didn’t get all the things I needed to do the prep I had planned, but I did get the ingredients for pumpkin chocolate chip protein muffins and oatmeal chocolate chip protein cookies.
I was pumped to make my muffins and cookies. They were an impulse decision, but a good one. I’ve been struggling with this protein thing because I’d rather eat cookies right? So why not make some that have protein in them?
Unfortunately, life with kids happened, and it all went to shit. The worst part is, I skipped my workout today and now I regret it. I feel like if I’d gone to the gym, I would have been able to shake off this mood. At this point, it’s too late in the day to go without it affecting my sleep.
I’m trying to reframe my skipped workout as a blessing in disguise. I’ve been sore since I started working out consistently, so an extra day of rest might not be such a bad thing, right? Maybe if I tell myself that enough times I’ll start to believe it.
I’m sure after a good night’s rest, I’ll feel better in the morning. I just need to keep moving forward.
Current step count: 5,523