So. Well, the grand 6 week experiment has hit a few bumps, which have all been lessons in themselves. Nothing catastrophic - I've not, y'know, gorged on burritos and chips until I couldn't walk, but I have had lunch meetings with clients, and done some traveling which required, despite truly my best efforts, a chicken sandwich or two at a fast food joint (I have substituted apples for fries at least), and yesterday on my way to a meeting I sincerely needed some breakfast, and with getting my daughter ready to go to her aunt's house and prepping for this meeting and every other thing, I was relegated to a Breakfast Burrito at McD while en route, because it seemed the least offensive.
Compounding all this is that it's been cold. Damn cold. Sinister cold. Piss a person off just for going outside cold. And while I like to walk around like a tough guy, it's just not practical to get out the door at 6:30pm when it's 2 below. If that makes me a dandy, then so be it. I'm in the market for a treadmill.
So really, all last week was kind of a wash, and I feel irritable about it. I wasn't able to be structured with my running, and I was required to be more flexible than I wanted to be with my eating. The thing about eating healthy is it's inconvenient. This is part of why this country is lolling around in its own gristle. The reality of my life right now is that it's crazy. At least, crazier than anything it's ever been before. Which - I have no regrets about that at all, in fact I'm rather enjoying it, but it doesn't lend itself to the kind of forethought that healthful eating really requires. This is no excuse, just another challenge in the process. It's not just, I'm finding, that one has to be really determined to eat healthfully even when situations are optimum, but that entire industries exist around portable foods (think donuts, cookies, anything you can grab and ingest while on the go) to accommodate how busy people are. Walk into a gas station, and seriously, you're lucky if you can find a banana. Some Ho-Ho's, though, are right there next to the batteries.
Mmmmm. Ho Ho's.
So, I'm giving myself a C+ for last week, and a B so far on the whole experiment. 3 weeks to go, though...still lots of time to get back to an A. With warmer temps promised (I'm not, like, wanting for balmy. Just - how about about 5 degrees), I'll be back into my running schedule as well next week. So, I'll aim for an A+ next week - no missed workouts, no matter what, and nothing unhealthy, no matter what. Here's hoping...