Workout 58 - Monitoring the STAAR test today I walked around off and on for 4 hours. I began by not allowing myself to sit down until the entire first hour passed. I have noticed myself becoming too perfectionistic lately so I'm making myself count this even though it's low impact. I don't ever want to get to a point where I diminish the value of any kind of workout. When I start doing that, I start discounting things I used to count as workouts and then eventually quit because my expectations have exceeded reality.
Workout 59 - Tonight I tried to complete Ripped in 30 week 4 but had to quit in the middle of the 2nd circuit thanks to VERY low bloodsugar. Again, I am making myself count this because I don't want to diminish the value of doing something active. While it may not be my finest or my longest workout, it was a workout.
This is not about perfection, it's about progress. Perfection does not exist but I can see my progress everyday and with every workout. I don't want to go down the road of perfectionism, unrealistic expectations, setting myself up for failure. I refuse to do that to myself. So while I'm disappointed that my diabetes got in the way tonight, I am glad I got through one circuit--it is a pretty tough circuit that definitely got my heart rate up, burned some fat and built some muscle :).
By the way, it is KILLING me to count these. I feel like I'm cheating.