Saturday, January 05, 2013
The new year got off to a great start, I was able to run in the mornings since my husband was off work (to watch the kids) etc. Now I'm back to real life, I'm back at work and back to being exhausted. I guess I have to admit if it doesn't happen in the mornings it just isn't going to. I sometimes feel like just getting through the day is an accomplishment all on its own. I notice how when I have time off work I have so much more energy, it's not my imagination! Today was extra hard with my little boys (fun, but exhausting) so I think I just am feeling a little down on myself. I also wonder if other other working moms feel defeated sometimes. I get so inspired by the moms who do it all, work, raise kids and get up at four a.m, to work out! If I don't get eight hours of sleep I feel awful and I won't sacrifice that. But I also know I can't make excuses and need to figure out how to make exercise happen no matter what. Balance is what a want this year and the good news is my spiritual life has taken a front seat and I am so grateful. I feel a hundred times more whole when I am in tune with God, and feeling more loving and compassionate towards others. I truly feel that the work I have done lately is making a difference. I feel less attached to my material possessions, less judgmental towards others, and more forgiving of myself. I just don't want to be TOO forgiving, I need to hold myself accountable. I guess we are all a work in progress.
Today was ho -hum in the food department. Only exercise was walking for three hours at the zoo, most of it spent chasing my kids so I guess that counts? ;)
Two eggs, one slice bacon
Figgy buckwheat scone
One third current whole grain scone
One cup whole grain spegghatti with veggies
Green smoothie (romaine, tart cherry juice, cherries, blueberries)