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Day 13: Feeling the Enthusiasm Again

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

So Fritzy got sick over the weekend (tested negative for Co-Vid) and ended up with a cough and a stuffy nose. So of course he gave it to me. So I get the fun of that now. But, all in all, I've been feeling good. I've been cleaning and organizing, which has been nice. I got all of my food organized in the pantry so I'm completely ready to eat as healthy as possible. I ordered my Fitbit essentials yesterday afternoon after I got home from shopping and they should arrive by next week, so I'm really looking forward to that. It should help me to see where I'm at for steps and motivate me to exercise more and to eat better--and to get better sleep. I've been slacking on sleep lately as I've just been wanting to DO so much stuff. But the good news is that I've been getting completely back in to health & fitness. I'm really motivated about it and enjoying it a lot. I want to get in good shape like I was a few months ago and get back to exercising as consistently as possible. Things look good on pretty much all fronts right now and I feel quite positive in general.

Nutrition: Yesterday was a pretty big splurge day. It was a big day out and there were a lot of special treats. I decided to allow it, but I did track everything and have been back to planning and tracking all of my food. I have come up with a fairly decent meal plan that hits all of my basic marks for calories and macros and although I do plan on getting increasingly healthier, this is a good start. I am just happy that I am back to tracking everything and will be cooking my food again instead of microwaving everything.

Fitness: I made up a new fitness plan since I was feeling like I wasn't really being challenged with my exercise as it currently was. I was doing a single workout, but I decided to add yoga and stretches to the mix. I often do this as it seems to round things out a bit. I had a pretty ambitious workout planned for this morning, but when I actually tried out the first workout I had planned, I ended up not even being able to finish it because it was so difficult! Apparently I underestimated just how hard my workouts were. I did a really good job at it, but was only able to do 22 minutes out of the 47. I was still proud of myself, though, and will be scaling my workouts back down. I do tend to try to overexercise, though--very often. But the workouts I've been doing have been very good for my ribs and carpal tunnel, so I'm grateful for that. I'm proud of myself because I've worked out every day so far this week. I'm starting to get sore in my legs, though, which is a good sign. I actually NEEDED my Powerade today since we did so much cardio!!

Meditation: The internet has been really dodgy lately since it got downgraded. Often it doesn't work well enough to load the videos I need for meditation. The small amount of time it does work I use to do my workout videos. But I AM going to try to meditate today if at all possible. I know I'm missing out and this needs to be something I catch up with ASAP.

Beverages: Have started drinking a glass of water a day and tracking it. This is a good start for me. I can build on this. Often, I will drink a glass of water with my pills and then another glass of water later on in the evening. So that is good, as well. Slowly, I will work my way up. Unfortunately, I have also been drinking way too much soda lately. I am going to try to add water to lessen soda.

Cigars: It's been easier to cut back on cigars because I'm sick. Although, I think I may start rationing them by setting aside 15 per day to start out with for the first week, then 10, then 8, then 5, then 3, then 1 per day and stick with 1 per day for a while until I'm ready to totally quit.

Motivation: Motivation is high right now. I feel ready to do anything. I'm really committed to health & fitness right now and want to stick with this for at least a few months. I know I will need to get back to writing full-time again at some point, but for now, I am happy doing this.

Non-Scale Victory: My non-scale victory right now is getting my Fitbit going again! I know I haven't done it yet, but I have ordered the accessories and it will be here soon, so I feel it is an accomplishment.

Self-Esteem: Self-esteem is really good right now. I am working towards my goals and that is the best I can do.

Writing: One of my fantasy stories was rejected, so I sent it to a new fantasy magazine that is about to put out their first issue. I thought it might have a better chance there. I am also slowly working on a new story, but am in no rush, as I am putting most of my focus on Sparking.

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  • KAYDE53
    Hope you both feel better soon!
    25 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/23/2020 11:41:15 PM
    Healing thoughts & prayers for Fritzy & you. Stay healthy, safe & well
    26 days ago
    Sounds like you're getting it together. Sorry Fritzy was sick and now you are. Feel better!@

    Keep working on that plan. Sounds good.

    HOPE that the new fantasty magazine accepts your story!

    26 days ago
    I hope both you and Fritzy are feeling better soon. Does he have to stay at home until he is symptom free? Schools here are really struggling with whether or not to allow kids back. Doctors say that kids will catch one virus each month over the fall/winter. I am seeing the twins once or twice a week now and hoping that we don't pick up their bugs. I fed the little rips cookies last night so I wouldn't have them in the house to tempt my sweet tooth! Feel better soon, hugs, Kat
    26 days ago
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