Thursdays are an exciting day for me because it’s weigh-in day. I’m always nervous before stepping on the scale, but this week I have reasons to be nervous. I ate poorly last Friday, but I did two hours of cardio that day. And the rest of the week I ate very well. I exercised everyday too with exception of Sunday. I promised my boyfriend that I would skip a day of exercise so my body could heal. And after five minutes on my recumbent bike, I knew I needed to stop. He was right (though no one needs to tell him I said so.)
It was a really tough week for me because I couldn’t stand not exercising at full strength, but this was my second week of bronchitis so I did my best to take it easy – only doing low impact cardio. It’s also that special time in a girl’s life — you know, cramps, headaches and tears for no reason. 😉 So like I said…tough week.
The truth is that I’d probably be better by now if I had been more responsible with my body. I find it difficult to lay around or stay still for too long. But when you’re sick, your body needs it. And while I know that, I’m still working on accepting it.
I’m going to try to see the doctor again on Friday, and I’ll skip my workout tomorrow. Ugh. I know I need to relax to heal. Blah, blah, blah….I’m just so full of energy these days. And I’m terrified of falling into an exercise-free rut that I so often hear of people falling into.
That being said, it is weigh-in day. And I hope I did well. But I know that I could have worked harder (you know, by not eating garbage Friday.) I also know that when I do my best, I get good results. So I won’t be too discouraged if the scale is unkind.
Wish me luck as I prepare to face the music. It’s important to remember that I’ve had a great week with exception of one day, right? And I know that if I keep doing what I usually do, I’ll see great results in the long run.
What do you do to prefer for weigh-in day?