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Happy April

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

I'd been sort of slacking on my Spark commitment -- I'd been getting my login points, but not always tracking food rigorously. But I'm back with a new commitment. Happy April!

Passover ended this evening, so starting tomorrow it will be easier to eat healthy since I can have my morning oatmeal, granola on my yogurt, beans in my salad, etc., etc. And at the same time harder, since I love bread :)

I also realized that I'm quite stressed out. I actually turned down one freelance assignment this weekend, because even though I'd like to take every job that comes my way, I just don't have the bandwidth. With my main project, my secondary project, my teaching, and then extra stuff that comes up (like a guest lecture I am giving on Monday), plus being a mom and running my household, I just don't have time for a tertiary project. I've been having stress dreams: on Sunday night I dreamed I had no friends, and last night I dreamed I was taking a class and just could not grasp the material, no matter how hard I tried.

That was a sign for me -- so today I took a yoga class, my first in a few months. Aaaahhhhh! Wonderful! This is what my body had been crying out for!

So my resolution for April is to be easier on myself in terms of expectations. I plan to track my food, but be easier on myself if I go over my calories. I plan to exercise, but allow myself to do what I want to do rather than to lift weights or go for a run because today's the day for it. If I do go for a run (or even enter a race, which is planned for April 20), I want to be kind to myself and allow walk breaks when I need them -- achieving, I hope, a comfortable balance of exercise benefit (as measured by my heart rate monitor) and sanity. And I want to do more yoga -- goal is 1x a week. I know it's not strength or resistance training, but it's got plenty of benefits for both my body and my mind.

Happy April, everyone! And here's to a new month of refreshed living and being kind to ourselves.

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RACEWELLWON 4/10/2013 5:26PM

    Sounds like good goals - why take on more than you can handle ? Thanks for the visit - feeling much better - Hugs K emoticon

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PRACTICINGPEACE 4/3/2013 11:15AM

    Way to go, Hillary! It sounds like you are recalibrating and doing what your body needs. I have been slacking for the past 2 weeks, not even tracking my food. I've recommitted as well so I'll be cheering for you!

Janet

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CARI2012 4/3/2013 9:19AM

    Great goals! It's great to recognize when you need to relax a little and take steps to do what you need to do for yourself. Way to go :)

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JESSIKA_56 4/3/2013 8:03AM

    Take it easy on yourself so you don't burn yourself out!

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