mother's day recovery
Monday, May 13, 2013
I've had a rough week. Staying inside. Not exercising much. Feeling prickly and moody. I didn't realize how much I was dreading mother's day until I woke up this morning - feeling ten pounds lighter, cheerful, and productive.
Yesterday was hard - thinking about last year, and how innocent and delighted I was at all the mother's day stuff - it was like it was all made for me. This year it was a club I had been terribly, terribly excluded from.
This is a good thing for me to know - to look ahead and give myself some extra care and cushion around days I might have a hard time. October might be difficult. My birthday, too. Mother's day again next year.
I'm proud of myself that I didn't let an off week take me away from my long-term goals, though. I got on the scale this morning and have gone up 4 pounds, but I know what I'll be eating today, I have my exercise planned - and I'm reaching out and taking other steps.