Well all I can say is THANK GOODNESS IT IS SATURDAY. Last week was a precursor to an all time low week this week! I finally hit bottom... I think that driving 50 mile round trips on icy highways everyday , no sun, snow almost everyday and blowing snow, super frigid temps, loss of work due to the weather on top of another demanding and busy season of phone calls from some mighty rude people finally got the best of me this week.
I guess you could say I kinda lost it a little....
I found myself trembling inside by the time I would get to work and almost every trip to work was between 45 minutes and an hour of treacherous driving. In normal driving conditions that trip would usually only take me 25 minutes at the very most. By the time I would get to work it would be time to get on the phones and our first shipments of this cold season haven't been going well. So I would stay nerved up most of the day and then another crazy drive home at night. Wednesday night they pulled the snow plows off and I had to run errands after work. Well it was starting to get dark and the snow had drifted across the highway. I drove in the left lane almost the whole way home at one point I couldn't tell if what I was seeing in front of me was blowing snow or a huge drift and by the time I got up on it....it was to late to slow down. It was a HUGE drift that came up to my car windows and I put the pedal to the medal and pushed my little Chevy Malibu through it. Thank God it made it and by the time I got home I was a nervous wreck and cried for an hour. Cabin fever and SAD has gotten a hold of me this winter and I am finding it hard to shake them. I have been staying true blue to my nutrition and my exercise and wouldn't you know on top of everything else I get on the scales today and it said I gained 2 pounds. Perfect ending to a perfectly SCREWED week!
I went through my check list...
No emotional eating
No giving into cravings
No excuses on exercising
So what the hell was this weight gain? I know Cortisol can play a huge roll in weight loss and the last two weeks I have peaked out on stress to the point of tightness in my chest. Yes I called my doctor and she did give me some meds to help my nerves. Usually working out helps relieve stress and gives me a boost but that didn't even help this week. So I need to get my mojo working for me again. So I made a list of things I am going to try to get done this week for myself:
1) Think of my driving dangers as an adventure instead of a pain in the butt
2) Start thinking more positive instead of letting myself get into a rut
3) Tell myself winter is nearly over....tis the light at the end of the tunnel
4) think "FISHING" OH YEA!!
5) Try some new exercises to freshen up my program
6) Try some new healthy foods
7) Be kind to myself and reward myself for my acheivements
8) Stop being so hard on myself...I AM human and things don't always go our way!
9) Give myself more "ME" time as I have forgotten to do that in a BIG way
10) Count the blessings in my life
That should give me something to think about besides my nerves this week. Now I would like to hear from you guys.
What do you do in your down times to get yourself feeling better about life?
I am all ears.....