Today, I fell off the wagon

photo from google images. for illustration purposes only


Not literally, of course. 
But I did fall off my grandpa’s wagon in the Philippines when I was little. You know, those things that Carabaos pull. We were on vacation then … but that’s not what I wanted to share today. 
I’m rambling!
As you know, “Be Healthy” is one of my goals this year. (It has been my goal for a long time!!)  Since January, I gained 2 kgs. GAINED! The goal is to lose, idiot. 
Lately I have been feeling depressed. Heavy, ugly and depressed. I’m always tired and having frequent headaches. Not good. Not good at all! 
Then last month, I decided to see an orthopedic doctor to get my arms checked. Been feeling pain on both my shoulders (on top of the constant dull back pain which I have been tolerating). I was told that there’s inflammation on my joints and that I have to quit lifting heavy things. [This made me really sad because it means I will have to quit carrying the little one. =( ] 
I was advised to go 10 sessions of physiotherapy/chiropractic adjustments which I happily obliged. I love spine adjustments and massages! he he he. I was cleared to do some light exercise last week. 
So here is the actual update: 
I have been exercising and watching what I eat for the past week. I have been sore for the past few days! And today… I fell of the wagon. Instead of the usual oats with soy milk, I added peanut butter and jelly for break fast! And no exercise!! 
What made me over eat? Lack of sleep. I tried to sleep early last night and yet I woke up at 3 am. I couldn’t go back to sleep till 6! I know I shouldn’t have eaten extra and I should have powered through the exercise. No buts. It was my mistake. Something that I will have to make up for tomorrow. 
It’s so much better to start the day with exercise! I felt more energized yesterday when I did my “routine”. But today? I felt cold after the shower and I want to close my eyes and go back to bed. Like, right now! 
I wonder what made me “un-sleep” last night? hmmm 
Tomorrow is another day. 



Mom, Partner, Sister, Daughter, Friend. Pinay Blogger currently living in Dubai, UAE. I blog about expat life, beauty, food, being a mom … and everything else in between.

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