My first three days back at work went pretty well. I got a lot of hugs from coworkers, and gave a lot of vague answers as to "how was your trip?" ("Hot!" "Long!" "Crazy!" "Really great!" "An adventure!") It's great to see everybody, but I'm not back into my routine just yet. I'm trying to be good about packing snacks and bringing my water bottle... but I'm doing a lot more thinking about my healthy habits than I am actually doing them.
As for this weekend... it's been pretty much a bust. We went to IKEA yesterday and I've been doing lots of puttering. I put together my elliptical trainer last night, finally, so it's ready to go again. Max built seven sets of cheap IKEA shelves in our basement, so I've been hoofing it up and down the stairs, stashing all the boxes and bits and pieces down there that I can justify keeping. I feel like I ought to go for a walk-run or get on the elliptical or something, but I'm feeling pretty cruddy. I'm exhausted and headachey; maybe I'm fighting a cold. In any case, I'm here on the couch in my pyjamas with tea and a water bottle, my e-reader, my laptop, and a wuzzy blanket. There's a pot of broth on the stove, and if I'm feeling energetic, I'll turn it into real soup once it's done.
I am doing some forward thinking, though! I googled running clubs in my area (three options, one too advanced and none very close by) and found the link to the learn-to-run program that I typically use when I'm restarting. I'm considering running on my lunch breaks like I did for a little while, I know one of my coworkers is doing so, and although he's much faster than me so running together's a no-go, we could at least encourage each other to get out the door. Yoga at the office begins again on Tuesday, and there's a free session at the Lululemon in one of the local malls on Sunday mornings, should I feel so inclined. I can also roll my mat out here in my living room, should I be unable/unwilling to work out in the rec room "gym" downstairs because it's kind of my cousin's space (her bedroom is just off the rec room, and the gym shares space with her living room). There are lots of options. I am kind of excited to print out a calendar and make a program. I always enjoy making a plan. Sticking to it... that's something else, but making the plan is such fun!
(The learn to run program: www.vancouversun.com/pdf
So we're thinking about getting started. But actually doing some exercise? Not today, thanks.
And tracking food? Yeah, I'm not there yet either. I should be, I know. I tried a few days this week, but I'm out of practice, so I keep forgetting to do it. I think if I'm going to really get going again, I'll need to pre-plan and then print it out and keep it with me. Unfortunately that would also involve cleaning off my desk (which is buried in moving boxes that have nowhere to be unpacked as Max claimed all the space on our existing office bookcases) and getting my printer working. It needs to be done. I just wish I had more energy and/or this headache would go away. Bleh. I haven't done very well getting back into a reasonable-bedtime routine, and that hasn't helped.
So, as I posted on my status update a moment ago: I'm feeling whiney and unmotivated. Did that come through in this post? I'm also feeling hypocritical, as I'm usually on the other side of this situation, telling people to suck it up and be big girls and boys and get 'er done. I just need to take a dose of my own medicine.
Or an Advil. We'll try that first.
GOALS FOR THIS WEEK:
-Drink water at work, plus at least one glass before breakfast
-Pack lunches and snacks so I don't end up eating trail mix from my desk drawer
-Pre-plan dinners so we can have groceries ready and can start re-stocking our freezer with leftovers (Plan done!)
-Track my food, either beforehand or as I'm eating. Ideally before, so I can plan ahead.
-Get some kind of scheduled exercise at least twice next week. (Setting the bar low!)
-Continue working on getting sufficient sleep.