Saturday, February 27, 2010
Sometimes I wish I could bottle up the energy I get before TOM and ration it out during the month. I get this insane desire to cook and clean that's even surprising to me. I've noticed this pattern happening for the last 6 months.
With the cooking I challenge myself to see what I can cook up with things on hand in my pantry and refrigerator and stay on the healthier side. The added fact that we are also on a tighter grocery budget pushes me to this challenge also. This is actually fun at times. Not all meals are a hit but then I tell my family they are lucky I tried at all! I've learned to cook by trial and error, using cookbooks, cooking shows, and the internet is a great source of finding recipes very quickly.
Then I become insane with the house cleaning. This all usually lasts for a week maybe longer. What I'm trying to figure out is how to put that energy into a really great workout. I do exercise but it is mostly sporadic. Not that housecleaning doesn't burn calories and it does need to be done. But taking care of my body is also very important. If I'm going to reach my goal by this round of BLC I need to push the exercise. Calorie wise I am doing very well most days and I do allow a day here and there where I'm not so restrictive. It just seems that as I age it gets harder to lose so I really want to get things done now.
So today I cleaned and I cooked. Dinner was great. Everybody was happy. But I was in an emotional funk. I know it's the hormones but I still just wanted to bust out crying feeling like I'm not appreciated, life couldn't get any worse blah blah blah. This weather doesn't help either. So I am treating myself to a glass of wine, snuggle up with hubby and watch a movie, and try to get over this moodiness. I'm sure tomorrow will be a better day!
I feel better already!
Some random pictures closest to showing how I feel today. LOL