Peace Be Still
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Whew. It's my third full week of being consistent on Sparkpeople, and this week had so many challenges, now that I look back on it! Early in the week I had a serious stomach flu (so much so that I thought I had food poisoning), so I was pretty ill for at least 4 days. As a result,
* I didn't even want to look at food for three days. In the past I would have comforted myself with some ice cream to "soothe my throat" toward the end of being ill, but nope, didn't do it.
* I had difficulty concentrating most of the week, which slowed down my extremely busy schedule (I'm a college instructor).
* I was so excited about the progress I had last week on exercise endurance, but all of that went back to 0 during the early part of the week. Even later in the week I didn't have the energy to exercise as much as before.
* understandably, during the later part of the week I was extra hungry because I hadn't really eaten much for a few days after the stomach flu situation.
I'm not saying these things to complain, but actually to thank God. I maneuvered through them without sabotaging myself or turning back to old ways and behaviors! I am learning, one day at a time, to be good to me, to give myself some slack, to let go of stress and anxiety that so many of us carry like baggage everyday, and to seek peace each day. So I sought peace while sick over the toilet bowl, and I sought peace when I forgot my notes to teach my class this week, and I sought peace when my husband "fixed" the vcr and it didn't work right for me to do my exercises in the am. And somehow, the rainbow that occurred after the storm seemed just a little bit brighter as a result.