Day 15 - Oh where oh where have my eating habits gone?
Thursday, January 15, 2015
"Mindfulness helps us get better at seeing the difference between what’s happening and the stories we tell ourselves about what’s happening, stories that get in the way of direct experience. Often such stories treat a fleeting state of mind as if it were our entire and permanent self.”
― Sharon Salzberg
Last night I went to the gym and it was GLORIOUS! I am going to go again tomorrow and do another elliptical workout as well as my full body ST.
Eating, on the other hand, is nuts. This is my "cheat meal" for the week already -_-; I am going to have to do a LOT better for the next 5 days. I know I can do it.. I need to remember to schedule eating times so I'm not forgetting to eat and then tempted to binge on unhealthy things. I am making a "To Do" list right now for the weekend, and one of the major bullet points is actually, "eat avocados." Seriously. Hahaha :P I will probably have them with my eggs. They always make me feel better!
School is a hot mess. I am going to basically be doing nothing but studying for the next 3 days in a frantic effort to stay on top of / catch up on things. I'm trying not to let my anxiety about it override the plan, because honestly I know I can do it if I just calm down and try. I will be taking more L-theanine and possibly even break out the clonopin (anxiety med) if I have to, just to make sure I'm not wasting my mental energy on stress and worries when I should be applying it to BEING AWESOME.
That's basically the plan -- divert all mental resources away from worrying and into being awesome. Tonight I'm going to hit the hay early and really get my sleep caught up so that I'm refreshed and ready tomorrow... it will be a day full of green tea, vegetables, salmon, and other brain-boosting snacks. Wish me luck!