Tuesday, October 09, 2012
I have lost count of how many times I have restarted on my weight loss journey, as well as health journey. Sometimes I guess we need to hit rock bottom or a wall. This is the point at which I need to pull myself back up and get back again.
This school year has been particularly difficult for me to get started. I got off track during the summer and just let myself go. I was eating whatever I wanted and not really working out that much. However, I was starting to get my health (major digestive track issues) under control. My gastroenterologist gave me new medications and I started doing reiki and acupuncture. This was all coming together and then I went back to work.
Baby steps is what I am telling myself. Today I stayed within my calorie goal. Yeah! I have been having lengthy discussions with my acupucturist/reikiist about work. I received acupuncture, reiki, and cupping yesterday. I felt so much better afterwards and actually woke up feeling pretty good. I am learning alot about myself, how I stress about things, and how it in turn effects my body. Another woohoo for me today. I had changed my schedule to accommodate a meeting, but then the meeting was cancelled because the asst principal wanted to take care of other things. Instead of stressing, I took a breath and let it go. I documented the incident, because I am covering my butt, but I realized I did my job and my children received the services they needed.
I wasn't feeling well all day once I got to work (Is my school builidng toxic? I was in the bathroom several times and lost my energy), I decided to take care of me when I came home and relaxed on the couch. I took a short nap and am feeling somewhat better. I am going to start listening more to my body and being in tune with myself and not others. I am no good to anyone else when I am sick. I did not get a workout in today, but that is okay. I made progress in working on making a healthier me!