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!!