Monday, May 15, 2006

A great start to the week

Woohoo I'm feeling great today! Not sure why, as I had to go back to work today, and it was a pretty full-on, intense kind of day. I had one of those days where the phone would ring, then while I was sorting out that problem someone would come and stand at the door waiting to tell me about another problem, then more emails would come through about more problems, then the mobile would ring... you get the picture.

But I'm feeling pretty good tonight. Dinner tonight will be fish and salad - with lots of American Mustard of course - lol! Another reason I'm feeling good is that although I had a terrible day at work, I DONT feel like having a glass of wine, which is usually the first thing I want after a bad day. Actually I'm feeling very strong-willed and determined at the moment, and I'm glad to be back in that place!

I'm happy to report that I completed a 60 minute powerwalk on Saturday, and took the dogs for a 30min walk yesterday. Didn't eat as clean as I would have liked on the weekend. On Saturday night I had half a bottle of wine and potatoes and pasta salad with dinner. And on Sunday I had a glass of wine and some fruit salad with a dollop of ice cream for Mothers Day. Anyway, putting that behind me now and I'm ready to get on with having a fabulous week!

Today was great, I was up and out of bed earlier than normal, so as a consequence I got to the gym before the doors opened (love that feeling - its like you get SOOOOO much more done when you're there a few minutes early) and had a great shoulder workout. And because I was there early I finished my weights earlier than normal, so had a little bit longer to dedicate to HIIT on the cross trainer. Sweat pouring off me... I love my ipod, I increase the intensity level and go as fast as I can in time to the music!! I love being this pumped!

Hope everyone else is having a great day!


Hilds said...

Hi Hilary,

Awesome to hear your back on track, its a great feeling once you get that willpower and determination back again! Hope the rest of the week is as good for you.

Kimmy said...

Hi Hilary
Thought I would drop in and say hi. I believe you are staying with my beautiful friends Kerry and Ali in July. Can't Wait to meet you.
I totally undertand your comment about the challenges with the phone, people at your door etc etc. What do you do??
Keep training hard and live with Passion
Kimmy - Australia

Selina said...

Gotta love going back to work after a holiday, it's always so much more hectic doing what couldn't be done before!!
I still have to try this American Mustard... what brand is it? I'm very curious!!! Feel like I'm missing out!!! hee hee

Hilary said...

Hi Hilds - its such a good feeling to get your motivation back, isnt it? I missed it! Hope you have a good week too.

Hi Kimmy - thanks so much for stopping by. I cant wait til July, and it will be fantastic to meet you too! At work I'm a process trainer, and also we act as a kind of 'helpdesk' for our computer system (although we're not I.T.) - its more to do with users rather than system, and I just had one of those days where everything went wrong!! Have a great week!

Jehanne said...

Morning! Great, you are back in to it!!!!!!!!!!! Good stuff, have a fab week and hope work gets better!

Chontelle said...

sounds like you are going well. I wouldn't worry too much about the weekend. It is only mothers day once a year, and you can move on from it. Sounds like a great achievement that you didn't feel like wine after work! I think it becomes such a pyschological thing after a stressful day or week, the red wine just calls our name! LOL!

Splice said...

Ipod! I cannot do cardio without it. If something were to happen to my ipod, that would be the end of me lol.
Just like you, I have high energy music that pumps me and moves me to the beat.
Its the best!!
Great to see you have a hold on things.

Anonymous said...

Hey Hilary!
Awsome to hear you so pumped and motivated ... just the best feeling huh!!!
Have to say your little mustard addiction got the better of me and I had to try it out for myself ... not bad if I do say!
Hope the rest of your week is as great as the beginning.

Ali said...

Great you are back on track Hilary, Hope work calms down for you, have an awesome day today :)

Ali xx

Hilary said...

Thanks Jeh - feeling great and loving this feeling!

Chontelle you are right about the wine being a psychological thing - I'm not having any until my free meal. It makes it taste better then anyway!

Splice, I dont know what we all did before we got ipods!! I'm with you - I'd be lost without it!

Mandy its good to hear that I'm not the only one with the taste for mustard! I'm still having it on absolutely everything! Glad you liked it.

Forgot to mention Selina, the mustard I'm having is just plain old Masterfoods Mild American Mustard...

Hi Ali, work has calmed down a bit now thank goodness - wouldn't want too many days like Monday! Hope you're having a great week!