Thursday, April 25, 2013
Yesterday was a long and stressful day. Once I made it home, I went for a nice jog and that helped. A lot. I am so glad to be where I am with my exercise. The stress relief it offers is something that I haven't found anywhere except for with food. When I used food as a stress reliever, I usually felt worse later. Exercise almost always makes me feel better.
I don't use food for stress relief anymore.
I ate fairly well today. Our band department bought a Mexican lunch for all the teachers, but I passed on it and ate my lunch that I had brought from home instead. Mexican food is my favorite. All time favorite. Love it. I must admit that I am incredibly proud of myself! I still ate a lunch that was delicious, but healthy too. I had a salad that I have name veggie salad. It is just loaded with stuff. Cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes, pickles, banana peppers, fat free catalina dressing. Yum. I also had some chicken salad that I made at home the night before. I was satisfied with it and proud of my decision.
I came home and opted to skip a workout. I am crampy as I started my period last night. That also might explain my emotional challenges lately! I took a well needed rest.
I actually did a lot of thinking though. I have wanted a puppy for a while now. Before Christmas. I keep checking the shelters and will see one that I like and think, "ok, if its still there on x day, I'll consider it." So far they all must find happy homes before the weekend or whenever. There are two pups at one of the shelters that look adorable. I just don't know if it is the right time. I know I want another dog. I want a bigger dog. My husband goes and does a lot. Sometimes he is gone late at night playing with his band. My brother has a German Shepard and I got to thinking that I'd feel more comfortable home without him if I had a bigger dog. We have a cockapoo (cocker spaniel poodle mix). He's an awesome dog, but smaller. Anyways. I am leaning towards wanting to get this dog Saturday if she is still there. My husband thinks we already have too much with our one dog and two kids. I know what he means, but.....