Thursday, April 19, 2012
I will reroute. That's right. Friends, I have a new goal. Initially, it was to get a 6 pack, but then I decided it's probably not humanly possible on this chickie (I've been wanting to say that all week! :D) after 2 kids. So it has been altered. Not forgotten. Just altered.
You see, ever since I was little girl, I admired the ballerinas with their pretty tight buns (as in hair, but the rear end one is also accurate - although not as a child) and gracefulness and poise. Well, I'm going to be one. My daughters dance studio is putting on a number where the mommies get to dance with their little girls. That's right. On stage. So instead of reading or catching up on work or whatever else strikes me at the moment during her class, sitting outside the dance room, I will soon be joining when they do "ballet". Granted, the little girls aren't too serious about it, but that's why the moms come in. Great. Yeah. We are going to be ballerinas. And we even get a Greek Goddess-y dress to wear. And mine is pretty form fitting. You can even see my tummy. So the goal is: make the tummy look good and embrace my inner Greek Goddess. Yeah, we'll see how the goddess one goes over. This is the first time the studio is trying this, so I guess it's all up to me to see if they do it again :)... It's also the little one's first year of dance, so I don't want to scar her too much with my dancing or my not Greek Goddess-yness... :)
In other news, I'm really working on just taking everything day by day and doing the best I can eating wise a day. And what's weird is I'm staying in my calorie range without even obsessing about it! Granted, it is the higher end, but I think that's what I need to fuel, otherwise my running suffers. Sometimes you just gotta let go, and follow your body.
I also ran yesterday! And I have a plan to kick these shinsplints to the curb! I ran 5 miles yesterday. Not far for what I'm used to, but I was so afraid of injuring myself more and I was bored to death on the treadmill. So I'm going to run every other day, adding a mile each run. And I heard it helps to wrap your leg (the lower part at least) in plastic wrap. Weird, I know, but my runner friend said it makes it feel much better, and at this point, you could probably tell me saliva would help and I'd be drooling all over my leg. Not joking here.
I've also started meditating for about the past week before bed. It's only for 10 minutes or so, but I am finding it's helping me sleep! Honestly, I only started because I read something about how it helps your running in one way or another, but I do like it, although it's insanely hard! Being the random, crazy, high energy (normally, if I sleep :D) person I am, I have a really hard time just shutting up the good ol' noggin. But now it's kind of a habit, although last night I was kind of dreading it... Any thoughts on how to help that? I try to just focus on my breathing by repeating "inhale, exhale" to myself, but now that I've gotten more comfortable with it, I've found that my brain can jibber-jabber in the background at the same time. And then there's the times when I almost fall asleep, and my head starts to fall back slowly until it hits the "all the way back" point which is quite comical actually. Or, it will start to fall forward and hit my collarbone, when I jerk it back up. It kind of messes me up since I start laughing at myself... :) And that, can be quite a problem!
Well, tomorrow's Friday. I could have sworn it was Wednesday. It's actually the opposite of last week, since last week on Tuesday, I was so convinced it was Wednesday that I was actually planning the evening and thinking about watching The Middle! I guess everything in life really does balance out! :)