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Monday, February 18, 2013

This weekend was devoted mainly to one thing - beading the costume I'm wearing at a dance competition the first weekend in March.

Yes, in two weeks. It's not done. Every bead and sequin is sewn on by hand and it's a huge task and one I'm behind in. My goal was to have it complete by 14 days out from the event.

No go. I did get a long way on it this weekend, but that meant several hours of sitting on my butt to do it, so my fitbit stats are very, very sad.

I'm reminding myself I can do everything I want....but perhaps not at the same time. Aiming for 25 miles distance in a week is great if you have time to do it realistically. The next two weeks? It's not going to be realistic. The costume MUST be finished, and that's more sitting outside of work than I usually do. But there is an end in sight to it, it's only until the competition weekend.

Sigh. Working on health and wellness is a lot of work. A lot of time. Planning, executing, focusing on. With a full time job, a part time job of dance, and a family, I'm seeing so clearly how it was easy to push trying to be healthy aside because of all of the other demands of life.

But I won't BE there for that life if I don't deal with my health. This weekend, my stress and anxiety were probably the highest I've had in years. My risk factors are high for some kind of cardiac event and the last couple of days as I felt soooooo stressed, that was all I could think about. So, goals for this week - I need them. And, I need for them to be REASONABLE.

1. 5,000 steps a day. This is half of my usual daily goal, but about 1500 steps more than a day when I'm not trying to move. It's a reasonable goal.
2. CPAP. I've gotten to the point of avoidance here, again.
3. Medication compliance. Take yer freaking medicine!
4. Actively working on stress reduction.
5. Drink some water.
6. Eat 5 freggies a day.

That's it. Those are the only goals I'm working for this week. It's all I can handle. Once again, something is better than nothing. How about YOU? How do you handle really stressful weeks? Do you try to keep your full schedule up and running, or do you sometimes modify to attain goals at all?
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    Good luck at the competition. I sew for fun and know that what you've done is no easy feat!! I'm sure you'll get back on track soon!!
    1880 days ago
    Hang in there - you can do it. Good for you, for being reasonable about what you can accomplish this week. I tend to just keep trying to add everything in and when it doesn't work I feel like a failure. Thanks for the reminder that something is better than nothing. emoticon
    1890 days ago
    My weekend weakness is food, so the busier I am, the better. I do wake up early and get some cardio in first thing. That leads to a few cups of water with the workout. Good luck on finishing!
    1890 days ago
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