I promised you I would share with you the not so good as well as the good things I encounter while doing this Challenge, and after the weekend I have just had, I have a confession to make. (Don't tell Le!!!)
We caught up on Friday, as I told you in my last post, and the weigh and measure went well but due to my sore neck, we didn't do any training.
|Irrelevant to what I am writing about, but she's cute anyway|
Firstly, my neck was so sore that I ended up doing NO exercise (unless wandering around the Women's Expo counts, which I don't think it does), though I had intended on at least getting in some short easy walks.
Saturday wasn't too bad food wise, I lost a couple of "ticks" but all in all wasn't too bad. Then we made a last minute decision to hold a Fathers Day picnic for our 2 Dads, which involved me baking late at night on Saturday. I was up until 12.30am baking and stressing, then up a few times in the night with our bubba, then up early when both kids decided it was playtime. Carried on baking and decorating cupcakes etc. This is the finished product.
|Carrot Cupcakes, Red Velvet Choc Chip Cookies, Coconut Chocolate |
Brownie and Mint Chocolate Truffles.
Then I bought 3 packs of yummy fudge for $10. Without even a thought to the fact that I am doing the Challenge and for some reason, I have a feeling fudge is not on the menu. And neither of my friends who were with me remembered at the time either. Fudge was much more important.
|The Fudge. Baileys, Maple Walnut, and Vanilla|
Now it is Monday and has been pouring down all day, so won't be getting my walk in, but I have eaten well and have drunk heaps of water, so already doing better than Saturday or Sunday. But I also have realised a couple of things after this weekend and I wanted to share them with you:
1. I know they say it takes 21 days to break/make a habit. I have been going good for 2 weeks, but yesterday I still managed to buy that fudge without a moments hesitation, so I still have work to do.
2. In the same subject, I am still unable to bake and not eat it. I did give most of it away, but I ate a fair bit regardless.
3. Although I had a bad weekend, my attitude has shifted a bit. Normally once I fall of the wagon, I stay on the ground and don't get back on. But this time, I had a think last night and said to myself, no, I had a bad weekend, but Monday is another day, and I am going to climb back up on the wagon and get straight back into it.
4. I have decided I would like to enter the Taupo Half Marathon again next year. I haven't decided in what capacity yet, (walk,run-walk, or run), I will decide that later this year. All I know is I want to improve on my 2010 time, and I am giving myself a lot longer to train for it this time!!
|Me, about to walk the Taupo Half Marathon in 2010|