I AM SORE. My butt hurts, my legs are stiff, my arms are sore, but damn does it feel so good! It’s that kind of soreness that means your body has been pushed hard. I had a great weekend filled with exercise. Just as I planned, the Saturday morning training session with my roommate was cancelled due to being locked out of the gym, but I made up for it with an evening run after work.
Sunday was busy, a few hours of raking leaves and cleaning up the yard for winter, another run with Koda and then my first game of indoor soccer in 12 years. I literally had to dust off my cleats, which still fit.
One changed I’ve already seen in myself after JUST ONE WEEK is my energy level. I’m not nearly as tired as I was, I’m more motivated to want to be active or even just to do things around the house and I can actually wake up when my alarm goes off (something I’ve only had trouble with when living a lazy lifestyle). Obviously I would love to step on the scale this Friday and it magically be at my ideal weight, but that is something that will take a little more time than just one week.
Truly some changes happen quickly. Maybe the change isn’t on the scale, but maybe you’re now drinking 8 glasses of water a day, getting 30 minutes of exercise a day or maybe you’re just feeling happier. Really its up to you to be the judge of what changes you see, whether they be physical, mental or emotional.
Besides having more energy already, I’ve made a change in meal planning/grocery shopping and meal prepping. I’ve been planning out the menu for 2 weeks at a time. This includes breakfast, lunch, 2 snacks and dinner. This even includes a few dinners out that were planned with friends. We then go shopping for those 2 weeks of food in one go and then prep breakfasts, snacks and some lunch’s on Sundays. It’s already been so much easier to not have to worry about what to make or grab for lunch last minute. This has also helped me stay within my calories (or just slightly over) for the day on myfitnesspal. I want it to be Friday already to see if I’ve had any results on the scale yet. Also to see who’s going to be the first to make the extra credit card payment, time will tell.