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Stress is an ugly word. (But today it didn't win!)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Alright, first I have a confession to make. I slept longer than I had planned this morning. Okay, when the alarm went off I just decided to ignore it. I hadn't slept well and was feeling it. I got up and was getting ready to head out the door with no breakfast. What did I do? I caved. I ate a cupcake. Yep. A cupcake for breakfast. Filling AND healthy!! :)
So, no planning today I went to work with no healthy snacks. BUT I drank lots of water and ate a slice of turkey.
Then the phone call came. The kind that brings your day to a screeching halt. No use to go into what it was about, it isn't important. Now I was nervous, jittery and anxious because I couldn't get back in touch with the person I needed to speak to. I knew there was a problem but didn't know exactly what it was or what I needed to do. I pick up DD from school and head home. Now I'm hungry and anxious which is a deadly combination. I'd had plans to walk with a friend later in the afternoon but I blew it off. I just couldn't calm my head or my nerves. The walk in the fresh air probably would have been what I needed, but I just couldn't face it right then. I was still awaiting a phone call about the problem that lies ahead of me.
I opened the pantry door wondering what I could eat the most of. Then I stopped and I thought about it. This was not the way to handle things. First of all, I couldn't let myself get completely stressed over a problem that I had yet to hear the details of. Maybe it wasn't going to be as bad as I thought. Who knows? So I took out my juicer and made myself some juice. Carrots, oranges, red pepper, red cabbage and ginger. I drank my juice, talked to my DD for a bit and then I got on the elliptical machine. I went for 40 minutes and almost six miles. My legs were burning and sweat was rolling down my back. I felt good.
I drank more water, showered and started dinner. A healthy dinner. Now I'm about to end the day with a cup of tea. I'm calmer, more relaxed and I know that no matter what happens, I can't deal with it by freaking out. That won't do anyone any good. So -- today I remind myself that stress does not rule my life. I am stronger than that.
I decide how my day is going to go, not anyone else!
Might not have started off great, but I finished strong!!

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BATMAN_FOREVER 4/23/2013 3:26PM


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SAWYERPATTI 4/20/2013 9:43PM

    you are amazing!

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MALEXANDER4 4/18/2013 7:46AM

    Oh my friend how I can relate to the stress getting to ya. But Your right it is going to happen but not as bad as we make it out to be. Just have faith that things will work out. Don't make this situation worse by worring about nothing. Hope today is a much better day for you my friend.

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WALLAHALLA 4/17/2013 10:48PM

    Good for you!

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