This is a rough weekend for me. I strained both calves in a step class 1-2 weeks ago and am still on the road to recovery. Exercise has started back up now, but at less than half the level I'm used to. It's given me a lot of humility. I also gained 4 lb over the past 1-2 weeks, partly due to swelling, but partly also due to very bad food choices. I have not had time to make lunches, so I went out... buffets were involved. :P
I just figure there's nothing to do but accept the consequences and get back to normal as soon as possible. Not going to beat myself up over this - I know from experience that just makes it worse. I've been eating healthy over the weekend, and as healthy as I could the latter half of last week. And the exercise will have to come back slowly; I know this.
We went out this weekend and did the AHA Heart Walk. Just one mile, and it was more than enough for me right now, but I feel good doing it, and know that I did my part in raising awareness for heart disease (I lost my father to a heart attack when I was in high school, so this is a big one for me!)
Today is a day of reflection and introspection for me. Also a day of chores - I have to get this house organized and really, really, really want to clean the living room floor. And make food for next week. I think we can find a lot of peace through doing work... it's kind of a meditation in itself.
And I've already lost about 3 of the 4 pounds I gained - I think mainly by keeping that positive attitude and responsibility for my actions