In case you wondered, on occasion, I too have days that are less than perfect, and today was one of them. Instead of bouncing out of bed to go for an early walk, I wanted to just roll over and go back to sleep. I was up far too late last night talking with friends on Twitter and writing yesterday’s blog. Yeah, I know, my choice. That’s exactly what I thought this morning too, so I dragged my butt out of bed and took Koda for a long walk.
The walk was great and I had plenty of energy. I even jogged part of the way and I’m not a runner. (The bad part is I got blisters on the back of both feet from my shoes!)
After a yummy bowl of fruit for breakfast I headed into my office. The day went downhill from there. I’m not sure what was going on for me, but I felt so unmotivated and overwhelmed today. For me, that rarely happens. By early afternoon I actually had a headache, which I get about once a year. Hmmm, what’s going on here? After 3 days of incredibly healthy nourishment, is my body detoxing some nasty stuff?
I plowed through the day thinking that it would get better but it didn’t. By late afternoon I found myself feeling really emotional and actually canceled an interview. That was the first time I ever did that. What’s going on here?
Thinking that perhaps a change of scenery would help, I headed to the grocery store to pick up some fresh veggies. The trip through the grocery store was an interesting experience after three days of eating nothing but fruit and veggies. Just seeing the things that I would normally purchase like soy milk, seafood, or whole grain breads, part of me felt deprived.
When I walked past the bakery to get to the produce section they were just bringing out a fresh batch of cookies. I kept my focus on the veggies, which are located just past the cookies. My weakness has always been chocolate chip cookies but I kept on going. Retrain the body, retrain the mind, right, or is it the other way around?
I was feeling really blue and as crazy as it sounds, I wanted to eat something warm rather than a cold salad. I was also hungry for the first time since I started this change in diet. I came home and made a wonderful spaghetti squash with onions, peppers and tomato. It was the highlight of the day!
Then, shortly after dinner Koda, my very well-trained, very obedient, beloved dog disappeared. What’s going on with this day? It just keeps getting better, no?
Although Koda and I got up and took a huge hike this morning, I guess he wanted to play a bit more. After a frantic half hour search, a neighbor found him exploring the lakefront a few houses away from us. I was so grateful to see him I just sat down, hugged him and wiped away the tears.
So, as Day Three comes to a close, it’s 1am (late again). So much for “I’m going to bed early tonight”. Oh well, I’m grateful that it’s bedtime. It’s been a long day today and I’m wiped. And yet, in spite of what seems like a yucky day, I still have so much to be grateful for including that I made it through Day Three.
Tomorrow’s another day, so I’m off to kiss the pup and crawl into bed. Talk with you tomorrow. Big hugs and thanks for your continued support.
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I’m sorry you had such a rough day yesterday! Unfortunately, we all do have days like that, but hopefully you are waking up this morning and feeling empowered knowing that you did not give in and fall off the wagon on day 3. You have radically changed how you are eating and your body is reacting and detoxing. Once you make it through this you will find yourself feeling much better, and it will get easier. I will remember how well you handled day 3 when I hit the wall and feel like throwing the towel in “just for the day.” Today is going to be a better day! And, if you feel emotional today reach out for support – you take care of so many people and in times when they are in such need, I know you must have many there for you in your times of need – and I would be one of the many! Just know that what you are doing is in the best interest of your health, and your body is going to thank you in the end. Visualize, and think about how wonderful it is going to be to go into your closet and put on whatever you want! That is going to be so much fun!
I have made it through day 1, so we will see how my day 2 goes. I woke up feeling very anxious and stressed this morning, but am going to try and get myself mentally tough and moving in the right direction. Beginning my day with your blog makes me want to work that much harder, and not give in when the day gets tough. You stayed on track, so I know I can too!
We are in this together and I am proud of you! I am going to focus now on what I am grateful for, and you are definitely on that list!
Have a great day Gail – 21 days to develop a habit and you now have 3 behind you… that is HUGE!!!