I'm really frustrated because the scale didn't move at all this week. So, I'm asking myself whether or not I did everything I could this week. And, I really think I did the best I can. Some weeks will be better than others. But, I exercised, I followed my food plan, and even got extra rest. I'm not sure what else I could do.
The only thing I could think of that's different is that I haven't been taking as many Epsom salt baths and I had been. So, I'm going back to a bath every night before bed. We'll see if it makes a difference.
For exercise, I decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather and take a walk outside. I went for 2.7 miles in about 50 minutes. According to endomondo, I averaged just over 3 miles an hour. That's not bad for my first walk of the spring! I'm hoping to walk outside a little more often, and hopefully build up some more strength in my legs. I also did a couple strength exercises today - leg raises, crunches, and ball squats. Overall, a good exercise day.
While I was walking, I did a lot of thinking. I always hear in yoga to accept today's practice as perfect for me, where I am today. I really need to expand that out into the rest of my life. Some days are always going to be better than others. I still hear Betty's voice in my head, urging me to do my best. I also need to hear her voice telling me that there's no such thing as perfection. The best I can do one day will be totally different another day. I think if I take some of the pressure for perfection off myself, I'll enjoy the exercise more, and hopefully get more out of it.