We are a little bit past the halfway mark of the month. This is always the time that I start running out of steam. I felt that steam escaping on Wednesday. My day was far too booked, a few things did not go as planned, and I felt like I was chasing the entire day. When I got home I spent some time meditating to try to get said steam back.
But Wednesday night I started to feel sick again, just a bit, but enough. Just before 4am on (technically) Thursday morning I emailed my boss and told her I wasn’t coming in. Yup, yet another sick day off of school and work. MAN I hate taking a day off. It makes me feel behind and often more stressed. But this time instead of pushing through I’m taking rest time as needed. I spent the entire day in my pj’s and on the couch reading my textbooks.
Good decision, because now I’m feeling better again. I was told it could take up to eight weeks to really get over this.
Okay so aside from Thursday, this week was great. Let’s catch up.
I got a tonne of workouts in. Monday was the treadmill and rowing machine (my fav), Wednesday – shoulders and arms, and this morning I got up at the crack of dawn for some more cardio.
And I’ve been pretty darn good with my food. I brought back one of my favourite breakfasts. This is a oatmeal pancake with pumpkin and cocoa powder. (Check out the recipe here, I just added one tablespoon of cocoa powder to the mix.)
Now the BEST news to share with you is that I did in fact show up at my running group on Tuesday morning. As much as I wanted to skip it because running isn’t my strong suit, and as much as I wanted to bail after the subway went down and I was super late getting there, I went anyways. The group was all advanced runners and I was the only beginner. But no matter, I got my plan for the week and hit the track. For week one I did 7 laps alternating running and walking.
Last but not least I wanted to share with you an invite that I received yesterday. The Healthy Curators invited me to Detox 101 with Joyous Health.
On January 23rd at CSI Annex (on Bathurst street) they will be offering a lesson in detoxing the mind, body and soul with Joy McCarthy. If you want to join me you can buy tickets here.
How are you going to stay motivated through to the end of the month?