Last week, we had a bout of hot weather that was glorious and inspiring. It was 80 degrees for at least 3 days in a row and the surrounding days didn’t dip below 60. For New England in March, that’s not something you ever really see. I bought myself a new spring coat, one day I wore capris and sandals and I actually slowed down and enjoyed walking around outside. It was just so nice.
If only it could last. This week has been the polar opposite, culminating in this morning’s commute to work when it was 25 degrees with a wind chill of 11 and I honestly felt like my ears were going to succumb to frostbite by the time I walked in the front door of the office. What a tease last week was!
If nothing else, at least last week’s weather showed me that spring and summer are just around the corner and there will be many positive changes that will come as a result. For me, and I’d have to think this is the same for a lot of people, when the weather is nice, it seems so much easier to focus on fitness and health. When it’s freezing outside, all anyone wants to do is huddle under blankets and eat comfort food.
This weekend I didn’t meet all of my goals, but I still did work. I missed Saturday’s work out, but did get on the bike for 30 minutes on Sunday. As for eating, I splurged on some takeout on Saturday and again yesterday, but as long as I eat in for the rest of the week, I won’t beat myself up over it. Eating out every now and then is something I know I will always do.
I’m attending a wedding in a couple of weeks where I will be meeting D’s extended family for the first time and I’d really like to be in decent shape for the event. This week I’ll be trying to do my best with eating and hopefully I’ll be able to get D to go to the gym with me once or twice. I have a few dresses that I haven’t tried on since last year so I’m wondering how they’ll fit. Either way, I’m just hoping I don’t have to make an emergency trip out before the wedding to get a new dress!