WELCOME TO ROUND 3! Today's the first day of Round 3 of 12WBT!
From a program point of view, I had a good day. Calories in and out were good. Just a few hiccups that have really been frustrating me. I'm going to complain for a sec and then get over it. I just have to get it out - nothing's that huge but I'm letting little things get to me, so bear with me :)
|And I know you'll hike far|
My Polar isn't working :( I've known about this for a week too, since it fell off at boot camp - which just makes me frustrated at myself for not getting it fixed sooner. I had a vague sense that the Polar fairies may have fixed it and it may have rectified itself. No :( It may just need a new battery, but it seems to be broken. So I couldn't trust my calories burnt this morning when I did my 5km walk (along the river this time, no hospital visits!). Then tonight I tried to use my old cheap HRM but it didn't work. Then I even tried to use the one connected to my treadmill while I did Learn To Run. I don't think those calories were right. I was running, and it showed less calories than I burn while walking. AUGH!! I am so frustrated!
|My first whole pumpkin ;)|
I know I shouldn't be, but I'm very numbers focussed. I adore my Polar and live by it. And now I have to be without a HRM for a few days while I send it away to get fixed. I tried not to let it bother me but I did. I had a crap day at work (it's a bit hard not to when you hate your job). Then while I was running tonight, my shins really hurt and I don't know why and I couldn't run or even walk for as long as usual. I am recovering from a very minor cold but I doubt that's it, I was fine with breathing etc. Maybe my feet are just tired from walking today? Who knows. I started crying on the treadmill - I don't even know why.
|Soup all made!|
And now I have heaps of meals in the freezer for those last minute meals. I also love that I had to buy a whole pumpkin to make these meals - I've never bought a whole pumpkin before! I loved it :) Another first, I bought artichokes for the first time....I didn't even know what they were so it was hard to find them! Ahhh the small things hey? :)
|View on my walk today|
Starting Round 3 today made me think of how I felt when I started Round 2. I was terrified for one! I loved it. I was overwhelmed. I did everything. I was excited. Similar feelings today, except this time I'm not terrified :) I watched a video before a couple of times, it's one that I posted here once (here's a link): Today is your day I often watch this to cheer me up (watch it, you won't regret it!) One of the phrases struck me tonight:
And when things start to happen, don't worry.
Just go right along.
You‟ll start happening too.
It's right you know. Just go right along....just keep going....and you'll start happening too. :)
I realised that I haven't made my commitment yet. I've been working on it, but I haven't put it out there yet. So that will be my next step. I've also got to finalise my goals. I think I'll feel a lot more on track when I do those things. I've decided that I am moving forward and not looking back. Enough chit chat and thinking, more JFDI and chasing those dreams until I can grab them.
I hope everyone doing Round 3 had a great first day. I'm off to prop myself up. I'm really excited about this round; I'm proud I didn't let little things stop me today, but I have to get a bit more cheery. :) And I will.
Just go right along...............this round there will be no excuses. Team, you're off to great places.
Oh, the places you'll go.
Love Coco xx