May the Fourth (Be With You) - May Day Blog Series - Day 4
Thursday, May 04, 2017
My son is a huge Star Wars fan, so May 4 is a noteworthy day in our house. So today, I am trying to summon "the Force" to put me on a good, upbeat path, because that has not been the case lately.
I had a fairly good day in my quest to make those baby changes towards healthy living yesterday. Though I didn't exercise for a few different reasons, being in pretty high pain being the most mentionable, I ate fairly well, though a little too much at dinner, and I met my other goals:
1. commit to eating my planned meals and snacks, and no more - CHECK, though I did have an extra helping of pasta at dinner...
2. do one seated workout of the several I have found on SP daily - no
3. set aside 15 minutes in the middle of every day, just after lunch, to pray/meditate - CHECK
4. report my daily progress in this May Day blog series - CHECK
So as I look at my list of goals, I can break them down to them taking care of my body (#'s 1 and 2), soul (#3) and mind (#4). Didn't set out to do that, but it is interesting that even without intending to I intuitively have tried to strike that mind, soul and body balance. This should all be making me feel good, and yet, I am restless and sad these days. I am trying to overcome it, to keep my perspective and recognize the many blessings I have in my life. It's funny to be able to genuinely acknowledge those blessings, and yet feel so helpless to take control of the things I can control, and let the things beyond my control go. I guess it boils down to total frustration at not being able to accept that there are things I cannot control, and that I have to stop trying, because that only leads to more frustration, and the circle can be endless.
No solutions are screaming out to me today. Unusual. I've always said that blog writing, for me, is an adventure. I never know where I'm going to end up from where I start. But usually it's with some kind of plan. No plan today. Maybe that's not a bad thing. So today I will just try to summon "the Force" to inspire me. We'll see if it works.