I know why I'm up and I know its my fault. You may recall from my last entry that I talked about being worn down/burnt out! I had spent two weekends in a row away from home, about to spend a 3rd weekend in a row away. From Thursday to Thursday of last week I hadn't been home prior to 8:30 PM on a single night.
Then there was "the run", yes "the run" was I think the straw that broke the camel's back. I had gone from work to visiting a friend, from there it was to Taekwon-Do to assist/observe the Little Tiger's class at TKD (I'll be teaching them on Mondays starting September 13th). Since there was about an hour between classes I decided to go for a run, instead of the short 15 ish minute route I had done before I decided I wanted to run a different route to a dog leg in the road and back. Before I even reached my turn around point, I knew I had bitten off more than I could chew. Did I turn around? No, because I'm stubborn! I had to run to that dog leg! 45 Minutes and 6KM later I made it back to TKD in time to take my own 60 minute class. Can you say overkill?
Thursday I did finally take an "off" night, no exercise, no side trips, just a relaxing evening at home. Friday I revved life back up again, Todd and I went to the annual Takewon-Do camping/outdoor training weekend. Of course we camped from Friday-Sunday (surprise surprise not sleeping in my own bed again) Saturday morning we had outdoor training, and it was pretty warm out. I didn't actually do a lot of training since I spent most of my time assisting with the Little Tigers who were in attendance. By the afternoon, I was just pooped and ended up sleeping the afternoon away, feeling headachy and "off". When we got back home on Sunday morning, guess what I did? Yup I slept, for about 3 hours! Then I was off and running again to go have dinner with a good friend of mine, we wanted to get caught up before the school year got into full swing.
TKD Outdoor Training Group Shot
Me in my TKD duds!
Me and this Little Tiger bonded over the outdoor training, which was followed by a water gun fight. Unfortunately rank did not save me on this day! There wasn't an inch of me that was dry!
The end result of all this activity and non-stoppedness in my life? My resolve when it came to food went out the window! My desire to eat chocolate and chips went out the roof! Last week I scarfed down all the Cadbury Thins I had in the house, I also hit the jar of Nutella Todd keeps hidden (and thinks I haven't found ), ate M&M's and twizzler's that were offered to me, when the chips and s'mores went around the fire pit I didn't keep passing them on, but helped myself, and I had a few cookies and brownies at the Saturday BBQ/Potluck. I also didn't track properly nor did I track honestly, heck the weekend I didn't track at all!
This all added up to my 2.5lb gain over one week!
As of Monday I have been back on program, eating healthy and filling foods, working out and tracking honestly.
What did I learn from last week's stupidity? That I need to listen to my body, when I'm exhausted... I MUST STOP! Not to let my stubbornness be my downfall (which sometimes its a strength), and that every once in awhile its okay to stop and sleep. I am not Superwoman ... though somedays I think I am!