Tuesday, March 12, 2013
It's too late tonight to write a blog, but I'm going to do it anyway.
I've been too busy and too stressed out to focus on eating and exercise...at least that's what I've been telling myself.
I taught four classes this fall at two different colleges, and all of them had some particular challenges (one was at a new college, one was taken on at the last minute, one was new to me, etc.). And this spring, I'm teaching four classes again...with some particular challenges, including having taken on a couple of research projects.
And -- I mentioned last fall that I was diagnosed with an autoimmune skin issue that I've been working on healing.
I've been making progress on healing...but I'm not all the way there. I have a doctor appointment AND a birthday coming up in one month. I'd like to have good news...and be feeling better in my body by then.
And in the meantime since last fall, I've gained weight. Not good. I'm officially back in "overweight" territory and I'm feeling uncomfortable in a lot of my clothes.
Food choices and activity will make a difference in my healing, I believe. And food choices and activity will certainly make a difference in helping me get my weight down to where I feel better.
Why not start now? Busy, not busy? It will always be so. Anxious? Sad? Happy? Feelings come and go. I can find other ways to soothe myself.
Too Busy to cook? Keep apples and carrots and yogurt around for a quick meal in case I don't have time to cook.
Stressed? Same: Apples and carrots have a nice crunch and a sweet taste!
Stressed? Make exercise and meditation a priority. Go to bed on time. Take a nap when you can.
None of this is new. I have a new twist on that old saying: Fall down 100 times, get up 101...or as many times as it takes.
I'm too busy to focus on healthy eating and exercise, but I'm going to do it anyway.
Be well, everyone.