Low energy doesn't mean failure
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Today has been a low energy day. I know part of it is because the day is incredibly overcast and kind of depressing. Some of it is because I haven't been sleeping well - 5 hours the night before last and 4 last night. I just haven't mentally been able to get myself doing the things that I know I need to today. So I decided that a low energy day isn't a bad thing.
First, I've been making sure to make healthier choices with my meals. Breakfast was whole grain Cheerios, half a banana and some blueberries (the milk, of course, was 1%. For lunch, I had a grilled chicken sandwich (no mayo), a fruit and yogurt parfait and a diet Dr Pepper. My snack has been unsalted peanuts. I'm not sure what dinner will be yet, but I've got plenty of healthy things in the house that I could eat.
Second, I didn't stay in the house all day. The boys really wanted to go to the park, and I wanted to get out for a bit. We made a stop at our local comic shop (where I picked up some Green Arrow: Brightest Day issues, Teddy picked up a Tiny Titans issue and Peter picked up an All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold issue), ran through McDonald's to buy a lunch would could eat in the park and then hit the park. There were very few kids playing there, and they didn't stay too long. Still, the boys had a blast (though really didn't eat much because they were more interested in play). I went out to push them on the swings and then did something I haven't done in a long time - swung myself. I forgot how exhilarating it feels to slip through the air, your legs pumping to make you go higher and higher. We came home after about 45 minutes because the wind was getting too heavy. Plus, it was nap time for the boys. I actually joined them in a nap because I felt like I needed it.
I'm still feeling as though my energy level is pretty low, so I'm not sure if I'll get my pilates exercises in. I'd like to try, after the boys go to bed. (Since trying to exercise with them up is a comedy of errors.) But we'll see how things are then.
I'm hoping for a higher energy day tomorrow, especially if I actually sleep tonight. The kids have PDO and I have a couple hours between dropping them off and my eye appointment at noon, which is plenty of time to work out. I might even decide to walk up to Starbucks and back. Not sure yet. But I'm not letting the fact that I haven't had the same energy that I've had the last two days get me down. It's one day, one of many others. It's the end result that's important.