Monday, May 16, 2011

Am I up for the challenge?

This week is going to be a challenge. The good news is that I have figured this out already and at least won't be caught off guard.

The first challenge is that I'm on call twice this week plus this weekend which could/will impact my ability to get the gym at night. The solution - try to work out as much as possible at the gym during my lunch hour.

The second challenge is that I have told myself that I want to accomplish a lot around the house this week before the long weekend. Also since I'm on call so much we will be staying home which makes it a perfect time to clean and organize. The solution to this problem is the same as above.

The other side of these challenges is to make sure that they don't negatively impact my food. Last week I had a late night work thing and had to go out in the middle of the night. I ended up eating a 400 calorie muffin when I stopped for coffee. Then since it was the middle of the night I had to figure out which day to count the calories for. - Solution - pack a snack if I have to go out at night.

I think just being this busy is going to have the potential to impact my success this week, but unlike weeks in the past I am aware of the challenges and prepared to deal with each one.

I have increased motivation as I did allow myself some additional calories this weekend for my birthday which means I need to be even more focused this week. I did start right on track this week even though a wonderful dairy milk cake was brought into the office to celebrate my birthday. I even cut the cake and did not eat any of it.

Here is to a great week and for those Canadians out there a long weekend at the end.


  1. You are SO up for this challenge.
    You sound well prepared!

    Follow your plan and you will come out just fine in the end.

    Happy May "two-four"!

  2. You seem really prepared!! That is great :) What part of Canada are you from? I'm in Toronto!

  3. Kayla I am just west of Hamilton.