Saturday, April 02, 2011
Well April is off to a good start life wise...not so great health wise. The family I nanny for finally had their baby, but mom and baby had to stay in the hospital for a few days (post c-section) so I've been fending for myself (and the almost 2 year old). Of course I always make sure the kid is well fed and taken care of, but as you parents probably know, that means little time to think of myself. And when I finally do have "me" time I want to relax or catch up on something else, not cook or workout. So I've pretty much been eating crap and not working out for the last few days...and I have to say I hate it. I can totally feel the difference.
First off, I've been having head aches. I think that's a combination of my sudden change in diet/workout routine as well me slacking off on my water. I've also just felt more tired/less energized. Overall, my body is telling me that I was on the right track and I better head back in that direction. I also, for the first time, can really tell that my calorie intake totally depends on the calories I burn. The last few days I've been feeling uncomfortably full and it hit me (duh) that I've been trying to eat the same amount even though I haven't been working out. Well of course I'm too full! My body doesn't need all that extra fuel at the moment. Luckily mom and baby (and therefore dad) will be coming home tomorrow, so hopefully we can establish a new routine that allows me to fit in workouts. Also, dad is the cook around here so I'll go back to eating normal meals again.
In other news, I got to see all of my housemates from college together tonight for the first time in almost a year. It was wonderful. It's amazing how much has changed yet how little has changed at the same time. We are all us, but in different places. I mean one was talking about how she expected to be engaged within the year...it's weird growing up.
Speaking of growing up, I'm going to sign my lease tomorrow and move some stuff into my apartment. I'm so excited! It's going to be a lot of driving in one day because I have to come right back, but it's totally worth it. Less than a month until I'm totally moved in. It's hard to believe. Maybe now I'll really start to feel like a grownup in the "real world."
Well I think that's it as far as updates. Time to list what I'm grateful for today. :-)
2) Good Food
4) A toddler singing
Not a bad list. I really did have a nice day today. Can't complain at all, and I'm thankful for that too.