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.