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Stress and breaking old patterns

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

For the first time in a long while, my workplace stress is getting to me a bit. Today was a cardio day for me, working by myself (which was probably a good thing).

My old way would have been to eat something sweet and carb loaded to deal with the stress.
By the way the stress started yesterday morning, I made an innocent error at work and its getting blown out of proportion. I offered to make amends directly to the person impacted by my actions this morning and was turned down. Now a meeting with supervisor, union rep etc. Oy!!

But last night instead of eating mindlessly, I weighed my portions. Went grocery shopping and bought all good healthy greens, etc. Also did some cleaning and decluttering. Today weighed and measured my breakfast, lunch, snacks and drank lots of water.

Spent my time walking during cardio letting go, just being in the moment with my energy in and out, my breath in and out. Almost wish it was a weight training day to use my muscles to help get rid of energy. Kept envisioning my long term goal and how each day matters in achieving it.

It was a good experience to practice keeping on track with my life and not letting the winds or storm push me off course.
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BOREDIMSO 7/7/2012 3:00PM

    Way to go!! I find those stressful days are the hardest days to stay motivated---but I also feel better after I just do it and get my mind off the stress :) emoticon

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